Now that Vin Diesel has revealed he will be voicing the character of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, all eyes are on the final remaining role: Rocket Raccoon, described by director James Gunn as “half machine and half raccoon and he’s a little gnarled, miserable pretty angry creature.” Rumors had pegged everyone from Adam Sandler to Jim Carrey for the part, but according to Latino Review, Bradley Cooper has been officially offered the role.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of this idea: take Cooper’s arrogant, smarmy persona from The A-Team and we’re already off to a great start. The offer hasn’t been accepted yet, and Cooper definitely has a lot on his plate these days, but here’s hoping he finds time for this. We’ll let you know as this story develops.
Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for release on August 1, 2014.