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COMIC-CON 2013: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Rocket Raccoon Casting Announcement Is Coming Soon

Writer-director James Gunn speaks from San Diego, where he confirms the villain Thanos will make an appearance in his movie.
Rocket Raccoon casting announcement is coming soon
Rocket Raccoon casting announcement is coming soon
Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn made the press rounds at Comic-Con 2013 over the weekend, promoting his highly-anticipated Marvel Phase Two ensemble. The filmmaker revealed that the last two roles left to be announced, the tree-like creature Groot and the diminutive Rocket Raccoon, will be announced very shortly, possibly as early as this week.

The filmmaker also double-confirmed a report from this weekend that Thanos will in fact be the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy.

"We have Thanos. Thanos is the thing connecting us to the rest of the Marvel Universe at this point. And in the future we'll see what happens after this, but for right now, we're connected to the rest of the Marvel Universe because we're resetting the end of Marvel's The Avengers."

Thanos has still not been cast yet, even though production is already under way. In a separate interview, the director spoke about how Rocket Raccoon fits into the cast.

"It's not about creating Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers. It's about creating a character that's a little animal that's taken and experimented on, pulled apart and put back together again and implanted with cybernetics. He's half machine and half raccoon and he's a little gnarled, miserable pretty angry creature because there's nothing else like him and that's not easy to be."

The filmmaker also talked about how the story revolves around the group coming together, and not necessarily about the individual characters.

"It's more a story about how the group came together than seeing how each of the characters... we hear a little bit about where some of the characters came from, we know what their issues are, but we don't see all the little bits and pieces of where the characters came from."

You can also Click Here! to watch video interviews with the cast of this Marvel Phase Two ensemble from Comic-Con 2013.

Guardians of the Galaxy comes to theaters 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.

Sources: Crave Online, MTV

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Comments (13)

  1. Cheetoboy

    I wonder if it could be Jason Statham, Jim Carrey or even better Liam Neeson, nah I was kidding about the last one, but that wouldn't be bad.

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  2. Brizzy


    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  3. Brizzy

    The only character im really excited about RIGHT NOW in the Avengers initiative. Also, Quicksilver.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  4. Brizzy

    @therealGoku What the f*ck?

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  5. The Real Goku

    Danny Devito!!

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  6. phatalphd

    I hope he has a british accent like he does in Marvel vs Capcom

    1 year agoby @phatalphdFlag

  7. CoreyB

    I cant wait haha I dont know why but I cant wait.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  8. Nick C.


    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag

  9. Nick C.

    My friend at world suggested Terry Crews, and now I can't get the voice out of my head.

    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag

  10. Sean

    @brandonheat Why do you think that?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Cheetoboy


    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  12. Dan

    Thanos is not the main villain of Guardians. He's just the puppet master.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  13. BrandonHeat

    Its jason statham

    1 year agoby @brandonheatFlag

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