Does Marvel Want Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?

Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler have both reportedly been passed on as director James Gunn looks for the perfect voice for this cult favorite character.

Bradley Cooper is rumored to be wanted as the voice of Rocket Raccoon
Bradley Cooper is rumored to be wanted as the voice of Rocket Raccoon
Avid comic book collectors who scooped up every Marvel mini-series during the mid-80s has a soft spot for Rocket Raccoon, a character that held down his own four-issue limited run in 1985 after making his debut nine years earlier in 1976. He's not as widely known as Spider-Man or Captain America, but Guardians of the Galaxy hopes to change all that in 2014, when James Gunn's sci-fi epic hits theater screens and toy shelves across America. There has been a lot of talk about who will voice the character, and possibly even perform motion capture for the tiny little beast. Director Gunn wants to get it right, as Rocket has the potential to be the break out character that owns all of next summer.

Latino Review now claims to know who, exactly, Marvel Studios is aiming to cast as the voice and soul of Rocket Raccoon. And guess what? Its not Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey, as previously reported.

No, now, apparently, James Gunn and the studio want to hire Bradley Cooper for the role. This has yet to be confirmed by Disney or Marvel, but a source in England close to the project says that an offer has been made to the actor.

In a recent interview, the director had this to say.

"Here's the thing: there are a lot of people who have a lot of ideas of who is right for Rocket Raccoon. Rocket Raccoon has been slightly different over the years, in the comic books, and within my scripts he is a very, very specific guy, and I think people are going to have to wait for a few weeks before they see. We'll have to wait for a few weeks to see. We'll get our dream guy, because a lot of people want to do it, so we'll get the person who's perfect for the role."

What do you think? Is Bradley Cooper the right guy for the role? Or is this still all just high speculation at this point? Who do you want to see voice Rocket Raccoon?

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 (15)

  1. Sean

    @Number1Wolverine That's true. But, Don't you think though, that Bradley Cooper would be too young for the role of Doctor Strange? I know I do.

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    @themoviefanatic - That's the ideal, some actors are character actors who at first may not look the part (Heath Ledger as the Joker for example) but with development can form themselves into the role required.

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  3. Sean

    @Brizzy I guess they are going for a younger actors voice for Rocket Raccoon. Which I don't think will be a problem.

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  4. Sean

    @Number1Wolverine I can't imagine Bradley Cooper playing Doctor Strange.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Bane5000

    Im ok with long as he doesnt go to over top as he did in The A Team

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. Monkeyiron 2.0

    This can work if he can pull it off

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag


    Why waste Bradley Cooper talents by only using his voice, make him Dr. Strange Marvel.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  8. Sean

    @justatadmatt I think he knows exactly what he wants as well.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. justatadmatt

    @Brizzy I am a big fan of Oldman as well for the role...

    This could be interesting, but I hope it doesn't become distracting like @themoviefanatic said. However, I think Gunn knows exactly what he wants, so I trust that it will work out.

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  10. Brizzy

    Aw man.. I love Cooper, like ALOT. But I wanted another type of voice for the Raccoon. More like Gary Oldman, Clint Eastwood type.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  11. William Anthony Valdez

    i want Bradley cooper as star lord

    1 year agoby @william-anthony-valdezFlag

  12. CaptainRumi

    I think Aaron Paul should do it. Yo, bitches !

    1 year agoby @captainrumiFlag

  13. Sean

    I don't know if i can imagine Bradley Cooper doing the voice for Rocket Raccoon, but hopefully it won't seem weird that its him doing the voice for that character.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. CoreyB

    This would be coll get tom hardy haha do itt but ya i like cooper too

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  15. Cheetoboy

    I think he would be a cool choice for the role, If he accepts the part which I hope he does, then this will be the most Superstar packed Marvel Movie Yet.

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag