Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed that one Marvel executive wasn’t impressed by Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon.
Rocket might be a fan-favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy (and Avengers) but according to James Gunn, one former Marvel executive wasn’t impressed with Bradley Cooper’s performance in the first film. The tortured rogue has had an interesting journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far (and it’ll be interesting to see where it goes in the upcoming third film) but it’s hard to imagine what he’d be like if he was voiced by someone other than Cooper.
James Gunn has previously teased where Rocket’s story in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 is heading, with many fans assuming the film will involve his origin on Halfworld and his love-interest, a sentient otter called Lylla. But when asked about how Bradley Cooper came to be involved with the first film, Gunn told his followers on Twitter that a former Marvel executive complained that the star wasn’t using his normal voice. Luckily, the director stuck to his guns and pointed out that the actor helped bring the character to life using a different tone of voice. Take a look below.
One exec – who is no longer with Marvel Studios/Disney – saw an early cut & said “Why did we pay money for Bradley Cooper if he doesn’t even sound like Bradley Cooper!?” I was like, we hired him because he’s a great ACTOR. That’s the point! He’s creating a CHARACTER! https://t.co/TzW7IMQ4gB
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 22, 2020
Do you like Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon? What do you think of the former Marvel executive’s opinion of his performance? Are you excited to see what happens in the third film? Sound-off in the comments below!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn. The cast can currently be seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the synopsis:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
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