Bradley Cooper Is Rocket Raccoon in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'!

Rocket Raccoon has finally found his voice as the Academy Award-nominated actor has officially joined the cast of Marvel's sci-fi ensemble.

Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Rocket Raccoon has finally found his voice!

Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper has officially joined the cast of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, lending his voice to the fan-favorite raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) on their epic adventure.

Cooper has previously starred in Silver Linings Playbook, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, Limitless, The Place Beyond the Pines and The Hangover trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in American Hustle which will reunite him with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell. Guardians of the Galaxy will mark Cooper's first voiceover work.

In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action Guardians of the Galaxy will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more!

In addition to Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including Thor: The Dark World on November 8; Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014; The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015; and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

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Comments (19)

  1. SpaceCowboy

    I'd have the widest grin on my face if the trailer has a title card with "And Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon" in it. Already smiling about this casting choice.

    1 year agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag


    @2movieguys - You defiantly should have a good laugh at this, and then cry when you think about what a huge missed opportunity this is for Marvel. Cooper can headline his own franchise, he auditioned for Green Lantern "thank god he didn't get that role" but you get what I'm saying. Hopefully like they are doing with Vin Diesel, they will use his voice for now but still give him a bigger character to do down the line.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  3. David garcia

    So does Iron Man will use his Gemini space suit to go find the guardians with Thor's help?

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  4. OhhmeohhMy

    @sean I do to. Not much to say. But I'm Exciting.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  5. Sean

    @OhhmeohhMy I think they made a good choice for the role.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Bane5000

    So long as he doesnt go to over the top like he did in the A Team, Im all for it

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  7. CelluloidDreams

    Should I laugh ...Or cry!?!?

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  8. WhiskeyDeltaEcho

    still think Ray Winstone was the best and only choice for this role, however Marvel hasnt exactly let me down yet so ill roll with it.... just wish they woulda hired a Brit for the role

    1 year agoby @WhiskeyDeltaEchoFlag


    Such a waste of a great actor, oh well.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  10. Muhammed Jabbar-Feldstein

    Marvel knows what they're doing so I support this choice!

    1 year agoby @this-site-blowsFlag

  11. OhhmeohhMy

    @sean. I heard about it. But never saw it. I think it was great to hear Bradley got this role. I think they made a good choice. What you think. Hopefully his talents will reach further than his abs. Haha.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  12. fanboy

    Great news! He will be great, really getting excited for this movie now!

    1 year agoby @fanboyFlag

  13. Sean

    @OhhmeohhMy well, There was that leaked footage that we got to see recently, but I believe that may have already been taken down.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Adamsandlerfggot69

    Sounds good to me. Thank god they didn't get someone who was rumored way back when...

    1 year agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  15. OhhmeohhMy

    They casted this perfectly. This movie has started to show some promise. From the details from this movie so far. Yet we don't have a trailer or posters. It's looking good so far.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  16. Cheetoboy

    Oh yeah, Bradley Cooper shall make a great addition, already making the huge cast more star studded then it already was. I know he'll make Rocket Raccoone Badass.

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  17. The Real Goku

    Ok cool....

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag