Marvel announces addition of Bradley Cooper to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Silver Linings Playbook actor Bradley Cooper is set to make his debut into the animated world in Marvel Comics new animated film Guardians of the Galaxy.

According to KSHB, Bradley will voice Rocket Raccoon, a gun totting marksmen who alongside Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt and Benicio del Toro.

Together the Guardians will come together to fight forces of evil of “epic proportions.”

Marvel Entertainment officially announced the news on Twitter Aug. 30. “Photo: It’s official, Marvel fans! Bradley Cooper has joined the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice of Rocket Racoon!”

Along with the announcement, Marvel attached a photo for the film set for release Aug. 1, 2014.

The film is directed and written by David Gunn (Scooby Doo).
Additional casting details are expected to be revealed as they are made available. Marvel also promises a first look into the film.

Executive producer Victoria Alonzo gave some behind-the-scenes information on exactly how Rocket Raccoon will be portrayed, KPopStarz reports. “We're going to do a combination. You can't do any motion capture with a raccoon - they won't let you put the suit on [laughs]. But we will do rotomation, probably, for some of the behavior. Rocket will have his own personality, of course, and clearly we can't do mocap on a tree, per say, but we definitely will have performers to emulate what James Gunn will lead to be the behavior and the performance."

Image: ABC



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