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James Gunn Talks Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Vin Diesel, Marvel Studios & Thanos

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James Gunn recently participated in the Pointless Podcast with Kevin Pereira where he discussed Guardians of the Galaxy .

Gunn talks Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Vin Diesel, Marvel Studios, Thanos and more.

James Gunn described Guardians of the Galaxy as “a space opera with a big superhero element to it, and also a whole lot of fun.”

On how he got involved with the movie and Rocket Raccoon:

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I was called in by Marvel to talk about something, and maybe I knew it was Guardians of the Galaxy. And I went in, and I talked to them. And they pitched me, “Hey, we are doing this movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.” And I sat in the meeting, and I thought “Ehh…” First of all I thought, “They are never going to hire me. This is a jerk off f-n meeting where I’m not going to be…”

But I like these guys, and I have known these guys for a little while personally. But like I didn’t think… I mean, I know what it’s like when you meet with a bunch of actors for a big role and a big movie, and eventually you go with some big actor. Except we do things a little differently. But here…anyway… I came in. I didn’t pitch myself; they pitched me the idea. I wasn’t totally sure when they first told me about it. I was like — because I really wanted to do Hit Monkey. I don’t know if you had ever heard of Hit Monkey. I had gone to Marvel about Hit Monkey before. I do love animals, and I do love Raccoons. There is this character called Hit Monkey. I had gone into their offices a couple months before and said, “We got to to Hit Monkey.” They were like, “Uhhh…we’ll think about it.” So anyway, I go back in and talk to them about Guardians, and I wasn’t sure about it, but as I went home, I couldn’t get it out of my head, and then I really started to see it, what I wanted to do with it. 

It really came to me first as a visual thing. I wanted to attack a science-fiction movie or more accurately a space epic in a way that was a little bit different than people had been doing it lately. You know ever since Blade Runner had come out, everything has been sort of very dark. And that’s what everything is. Or it’s all Logan’s Run looking. You know, if you have seen a couple pretty decent science-fiction movies from this year everything is white.

I really wanted to bring back that ’50s/’60s sort of bright colors of the space opera of Fantastic Voyage and bring them into a modern grittier type of feel. So really to have that pulp feel with a really grounded feel and merge them together into something that can be a lot of fun. So that is where it started from me, simply visually I saw what it could be, and then I think I saw how we can make a talking Raccoon work. They were like “Rocket Raccoon is one of the main characters.” I knew who Rocket was because I’m a big comic fan. I knew who the Guardians of the Galaxy was. I enjoyed them. I liked the original team way back when. I liked the modern Abnett and Lanning stuff that started in about 2008. It wasn’t like they were my favorite group of all time. I just really liked them.

Rocket, I thought “well, maybe,” but I also thought it was a lot different in a comic book to have a talking raccoon, and having a talking raccoon on film. For me it really did come down to, “Okay, if there is a talking raccoon, let’s say there is.” There has to be obviously, as their is a talking raccoon in the Marvel film. How could it be real? If it was real, what was it? And it got down to this place where Rocket for me is a result of countless and pretty cruel genetic experiments where he has an IQ of 3, and he becomes this thing that is completely alone, this gnarled little beast. And that to me was the beginning of it. There is almost a Frankenstein type vibe to Rocket. If he was real, what would he be like? He’s pretty sad. And I think that sort of grounded me. That’s what got me excited actually, was him. 

On Vin Diesel and Groot:

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Let me tell you.

Vin. I can not tell you – I am being completely serious – the ways that Vin Diesesl says “I am Groot.” I am utterly astounded. Here’s the thing; when we made the movie – we’re still making the movie – but when we first did, we had different voice overs for Rocket. My brother played Rocket on set, Sean Gunn, who was on Gilmore Girls for a long time, who also has a pretty sizeable role in the movie. So we had all these different voices doing Rocket, and Bradley came in and really nailed it. He was great.

With “I am Groot” — all the “I am Groots” that were the earlier voices didn’t sound good at all. They sounded like sh-t. And it really didn’t work. Vin came in, and in one day laid down all these “I am Groot” tracks. He’s a perfectionist. He will sit there, and he made me explain to him with every “I am Groot” exactly what he was saying. And I would be like, “When you are saying ‘I am Groot’ right now, it would be like you are saying ‘I don’t like eating spinach. I much prefer potatoes.'” Then Vin would sit there, and he would do it, and he would do it again and again and again, and his voice is so rich and so beautiful. He really opened up and was – I find this a lot – was this character. He was amazing when we first put that voice in there how much the character changed and how much he influenced the character.

We are doing some mo-cap with the character. What would we do is, with Bradley and my brother Sean and with Vin Diesel, we film everything they do. We can use that as a reference. So while they are recording, like in front of a microphone like this one, we’ll have Vin acting out everything and doing all the acting, and we recorded that. It’s kind of like, have you ever seen behind the scenes on Rango. That’s not motion capture, that’s actual film capture. 

About Marvel Studios:

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The great think about me and Marvel, we really see eye to eye. The greatest thing about Marvel, honestly, is that when you make a movie with a studio, normally you have the producers, and then you have the studio. So you have the studio heads, the studios execs and everybody else. And everybody has a different idea of what that movie is. So the director has an idea; maybe the cast has an idea;the producers have an idea; the studio has an idea. Often times the producers and studios are at odds with each other, and it becomes very complicated. With Marvel, it’s like they have total control [laughs] – they are owned by Disney, but Disney is not a part of making the film itself – they are a part of selling it, we’ll show them things. They have been really great. Disney has been great. But Marvel is Marvel, so it’s four people and me. And that’s who makes all the decisions with having to make this film. What this movie should be; what it’s like; what’s the tone. They are willing to take risks. And I am willing to listen to them and learn as well. So it’s been a really great marriage so far. Throughout the whole thing, it’s been remarkably smooth and certainly easier than my last two movies.

On Thanos:

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As far as, here’s the thing. There’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, [which is different than] the 616 universe, which is Marvel Comics, you know proper. And there is the Ultimate Marvel Comics, which are something a little different. And truthfully the Marvel MCU takes elements out of the Marvel Ultimate Universe and the 616 universe, and takes elements from both and recreates elements themselves. And so what Thanos wants in the comics is not necessarily what Thanos wants in the movies. You don’t know what Thanos wants. 

James Gunn also let it be known that Guardians of the Galaxy filmed for 84 days, and that the earlier set image thought to be Nova Prime Glenn Close is not Glenn Close, but an extra. He also stated that the other extra is not Zoe Saldana.

Gunn also mentioned that security is tight surrounding the movie, and that Chris Pratt signed on after reading 30 pages. Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper did read the script. Gunn had to convince others to sign on without reading the script because of security.

Says the second Guardians of the Galaxy trailer will even give more of a better idea of what the film is and should be out in two or three months.

On Dave Bautista, who plays Drax:

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Dave is just one of my favorite guys. I don’t know if anyone who saw him this year at the Comic-Con knows what he was like and so sincere. He was so moved when we gave me this job that he called me up crying, and he’s just a fantastically sensitive soul. Very deep guy. Great guy.

On the fans:

I think the fans are smarter than people think. And they sense bullsh-t. And not everybody does, but a lot of them do. And by the same token, they sense when something is sincere. And the truth is, I’m a hundred percent sincere about this move. I’ve made independent films that were very personal. And this movie is no less personal than those other films. This is in some ways… This is the dream for me of a lifetime. I have wanted nothing more than to create a space epic throughout my whole life. And I never thought I would ever possibly get the opportunity to do that. One thousand percent never ever thought I was going to get the opportunity. 

I think I was engineered by God to make this movie. This is also true, I love raccoons more than anything in the world. I got a raccoon shirt on long before I ever had this movie. 

[With Marvel], we were able to create something huge and beautiful and heartfelt, and I think the fans sense that. Now whether or not they like the movie, we’ll find out. But I think they sense we are trying to do something that is absolutely one hundred percent sincere. That I love these characters; that I love this movie, and I’ve put my heart and soul into it, and I think the people around me have as well. And I think they can sense that. Almost for sure they can, and that’s been a really good experience because of that. 

“Guardians of the Galaxy” has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S. starring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana As Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Disel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Houndsou as Korath, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

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No Accent For Rocket Raccoon In Guardians of the Galaxy? Toy May Reveal Voice Of Bradley Cooper

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With the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer rumored to be only days away, coming out of the 2014 Toy Fair we get an electronic talking Rocket Raccoon toy that just may use the actual voice of Bradley Cooper.

There is also a toy for Star-Lord, and it is noted in the video below that it is using the voice of Chris Pratt, but nothing is mentioned for Rocket Raccoon.

We’re assuming as one is authentic, the other could be as well; so that just might be Bradley Cooper.

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Worth a mention is that the Rocket Raccoon figure does not have an accent, so it’s possible that since Cooper did the actual voice in post-production that the figure is using a generic voice (Cooper previously mentioned an accent). Rocket Raccoon uses an English accent in the TV shows and video games as the character is inspired from the Beatles song “Rocky Raccoon” as well as having been written by the English writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

Perhaps we’ll find out when the trailer hits (rumored for Tuesday).

Update: Looks like director James Gunn mentioned on Twitter that it’s not Bradley Cooper’s voice; however, no mention made regarding the accent.

We also get some cool ‘80s music and some gun noises to go with Star-Lord!

The electronic Rocket Raccoon sounds just as cool.

Check out video of movie phrases featuring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and possibly Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon:

“Guardians of the Galaxy” has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

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Bradley Cooper Compares Rocket Raccoon & Guardians of the Galaxy To Goodfellas

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We get more from Bradley Cooper on Rocket Raccoon and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as the latest has the actor comparing the film to Goodfellas.

Below you can check out a video of Bradley Cooper being interviewed by MTV where Cooper compares Rocket Raccoon To Joe Pesci. Cooper also says Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord is more the heart of the movie, comparing the character to both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, as well as mentions that James Gunn told him Rocket was inspired by the Beatles tune “Rocky Raccoon” (listen to the song below as well).

“The Chris Pratt character, I think that is the heart of the movie,” Cooper said. “It’s like Han Solo and Luke combined.”

“I mean Rocket is dynamic,” Cooper added. “He’s the sort of Joe Pesci in Goodfellas guy. You need Henry Hill.” 

Previously, Bradley Cooper talked about the type of accent he would be using for Rocket Raccoon.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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The Beatles “Rocky Racoon”:

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Bradley Cooper Talks Rocket Raccoon Accent in Guardians of the Galaxy

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It’s confirmed that Rocket Raccoon will have an accent in the James Gunn-directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but which sort of accent remains to be seen.

Many fans of the comics read Rocket Raccoon with an English accent as the character’s name is based on the Beatles song “Rocky Raccoon,” and then there is the fact the character gained prominence with British writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s 2008 comic book. The Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 video game also featured Rocket Raccoon with a British accent as did the Avengers cartoons.

Now in a recent interview, Bradley Cooper, the voice of Rocket Raccoon, lets it be known they have decided on the accent mentioning either a city accent or a cockney accent. My understanding of a cockney accent is it’s dialect from the southeast of England and east London. I’m guessing when Cooper refers to a city accent, he still means an English accent, but from a different part of London, and hopefully not like something out of the Bronx.

“One thing we debated was he’s seen as a cockney accent sometimes, so we talked about whether we’d do that or do this sort of other guy from the city a little bit,” Cooper said.

“Yeah, we’re in the middle of it,” Cooper replied when asked about if they have decided on the final voice for Rocket.

Cooper also mentions that Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, is “unbelievable and Zoe Saldana is great. She’s always great. Chris Pratt just blew me away. I thought he’s just the perfect guy.”

For news on the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, I’ve recently been told it’s fantastic along with information about the look of Lee Pace and Ronan.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Coming Soon Says James Gunn; Talks Collector & More (Video)

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James Gunn let it be known that the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer will be coming soon and also talked about Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon and Vin Diesel potentially as Groot.

MTV caught up with Gunn at the Thor 2 world premiere where the director was asked about when new footage or a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer would be released with Gunn responding, “We don’t have that long to wait.”

Gunn also stated Bradley Cooper is the best and amazing as well as how dedicated he is to voicing Rocket Raccoon.

I’m a very controlling guy. [Rocket Raccoon] is a big one for me, and I have very specific ideas about what Rocket Raccoon is like. [Cooper] lets me push him any which way to get where I want to go. He does not give up. He sits there in the studio all day long until his voice is sore and his eyes are bloodshot, and he’s bleeding from his nose and ears. But he’s turned in some good raccoon voices, so who cares?

Regarding Vin Diesel, James Gunn wouldn’t confirm the actor is playing Groot, but said he just talked to Diesel on the phone yesterday.

Honestly, I talked to Vin on the phone yesterday. It’s looking pretty good; we’ll see.

Spoilers follow for Thor 2.

Gunn also spoke about the Thor 2 mid-credit scene (watch it here!) which features Benicio del Toro as The Collector. 

I got the script that morning, and I did it in two hours at the end of a day of second unit shooting. That’s how this little bit came together with Benicio.

[Del Toro] is out there, man. He’s the best. We just kept watching him on set, being like, ‘Oh my God.’ He was probably the character who was most different from what I imagined. Although, I did say he’s like an outer-space Liberace. That’s what it says in the script, which he’s kind of doing. He really came in prepared and doing something utterly unique, and he’s mesmerizing the whole time he’s in the movie.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Kevin Feige Says Entire Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hinges On Rocket (Video)

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Below you can check out video of Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige talking about Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Recently Chris Pratt, who plays the lead in the film with Peter Quill Star-Lord, stated Rocket Raccoon is the best character in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Total Film caught up with Feige and asked him about that statement.

Kevin Feige says that Chris Pratt gives a great performance as well, and regarding Rocket Raccoon says that the “entire movie hinges on Rocket” to get people to “accept this gun-wielding raccoon in space.”

Feige also mentions Bradley Cooper in the following video:

The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Chris Pratt Talks Rocket Raccoon For Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

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Those who may not be familiar with the brilliant tactician of the Guardians of the Galaxy, with Rocket Racoon, upon first viewing might think the anthropomorphic animal is nothing more than another Disney cartoon character.

Well, guess again.

Chris Pratt, starring as Peter Quill Star-Lord in the James Gunn-directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie, offers Rocket Raccoon is much more than that. The actor tells Access Hollywood that Rocket isn’t a cartoon character.

“You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature,” Pratt said.

Pratt continues with mention there is more to Rocket.

“[Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, [there are] all these elements [to the character],” Pratt said. “You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role.”

The actor Marvel Studios hired for the role happens to be Bradley Cooper. 

“I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon, it’s a great character,” Pratt offered. “It’s probably the best character in the movie, just because it’s not what you would expect.”

Rocket Raccoon happens to be a favorite of James Gunn’s, as well. Gunn previously stated Rocket is “the heart of the movie, is not a cartoon character, it’s not Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers, it’s a real, little, somewhat mangled beast that’s alone.”

The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Bradley Cooper’s Limitless Gets A TV Series

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The 2011 science-fiction movie produced by and starring Bradley Cooper is getting adapted into a TV series.

Deadline reports that Relativity Television has partnered with Georgeville Television to create the new Limitless series, which will have Bradley Cooper serve as executive producer. Leslie Dixon and Scott Kroopf, producers on the original, will serve as producers, as well.

Further details about the new Limitless TV series will be coming next weekend out of the MIPCOM event taking place in Cannes, France.

Limitless, which also starred Robert DeNiro, bought in over $160 million at the Box Office on only a $27 million budget. The movie sees Bradley Cooper’s character, a down-and-out struggling writer, get ahold of a super pill that increases his intellect. 

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Bradley Cooper Is Awesome As Rocket Raccoon Says James Gunn; Began Work On Guardians of the Galaxy

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Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and director James Gunn lets it be known the popular actor has begun work on the film.

James Gunn answers fan questions on his Form Spring account with the latest question asking about Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon.

Has Bradley Cooper started work on Guardian’s yet? Or does he join in later in post?

Yes he has. He’s awesome. 

Gunn also lets it be known they have only one week of shooting left on Guardians of the Galaxy on his Facebook.

Just wrapped our final Saturday shoot. ONLY ONE WEEK (6 days) OF SHOOTING ON GotG LEFT! I came home and took a stroll along the Thames beside my house. What a great place this is. I’m so fortunate as to have shot here 

Wondering how epic the movie will be? Gunn offers the following on Twitter:

Holy shit. We shot 63,000 feet of film Saturday. 11 1/2 hours of film. One scene. We’re in for some long dailies tonight! #gotg

And how about one from Gunn’s Instagram:

Our actors on #gotg are only treated to the most luxurious facilities. 

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The “Guardians of the Galaxy movie” has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glen Close as Nova Prime, and Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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James Gunn Comments On Bradley Cooper As Rocket Raccoon For Guardians of the Galaxy

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Yesterday saw Marvel Studios officially announce Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Now we hear from James Gunn on the announcement via Twitter.

“Yes, it’s true, Bradley Cooper is Rocket and I couldn’t be more stoked,” Gunn tweeted.

Bradley Cooper joins an all-star cast that includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Marvel and Gunn have yet to announce the voice of Rocket’s buddy, Groot, with Vin Diesel said to be in talks for the role.

Get caught up on some of the recent news:

Guardians of the Galaxy Sequels Hints Michael Rooker? Yondu May Be Different Than Comics

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Not Star Wars: Explores Existing Marvel Universe

Chris Pratt Says Guardians of the Galaxy Will Be The Greatest Movie of the 21st Century

James Gunn Building Spaceship Set For Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

Kevin Feige Reveals Main Guardians of the Galaxy Villain and More Than A Cameo For Thanos

5 More Michael Rooker Yondu Pics From Guardians of the Galaxy Suggest Big Red Fin

New Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Details Include Thanos, Gamora, & Drax Wanting To Kill Ronan

First Look At Michael Rooker As Yondu In Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

Drax Is Also “The Destroyer” In Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie: Criminal Record Revealed

Star-Lord’s Criminal Record Revealed In Guardians of the Galaxy Movie; Connects To 4-D Man

Guardians of the Galaxy” has an August 1, 2014 release.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Gets Bradley Cooper As Rocket Raccoon

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Marvel Studios has officially announced that Bradley Cooper will be the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Cooper was previously said to be in talks for the character, and you can check out some of the actor’s impressions below which give an idea as to the actor’s voice-over ability.

With news that Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon it now seems highly likely that Vin Diesel is Groot, as the actor previously stated he is just waiting on the deal to be sealed.

Here’s the official news (via Marvel):

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,” “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.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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Bradley Cooper In Talks To Voice Rocket Raccoon For Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

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It’s being reported that Marvel Studios is in talks with Bradley Cooper to be the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

The Wrap states a person familiar with the project has confirmed to them Cooper’s potential involvement in that an offer is in place and talks are ongoing.

In addition to Rocket Raccoon, the voice of Groot has yet to be cast as well, with many speculating that Vin Diesel may have that role.

As production on Guardians of the Galaxy is underway it’s not unheard of for voice actors to be cast nearing end of filming as they are only required for a few days in the sound studio and not needed on set.

It remains to be seen if James Gunn will be keeping with Rocket Raccoon’s British accent, with UK natives Simon Pegg and Jason Statham considered fan-favorite picks to voice the character.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

Synopsis:

Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

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New Smokin’ Hot Image of Amy Adams In American Hustle With Christian Bale & Bradley Cooper

Below you can check out a new image still from American Hustle where we see Man of Steel‘s Amy Adams showing off a bit of cleavage with Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper at her side.

American Hustle has a December 25, 2013 release directed by David O’Russell also starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) and Robert De Niro.

Synopsis:

The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federalagent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. 

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American Hustle (2013) Trailer Now Online Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence

Below you can check out the American Hustle trailer which stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.

America Hustle has a December 25, 2013 release directed by David O’Russell also starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) and Robert De Niro.

Synopsis:

The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federalagent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. 

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First Look At Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper & Amy Adams In American Hustle

Below you can check out a first look at Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams (Man of Steel) in the upcoming David O. Russell movie, American Hustle.

The film, set in 1970s/80s NY, sees Christian Bale star as Irving Rosenfeld, a brilliant Bronx con-man whose specialization in stolen art catches the attention of FBI agent Richie DiMaso, played by Bradley Cooper.

Amy Adams plays Bale’s British lover, Sydney Prosser, with Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men, Hunger Games) also playing his wife, Rosalyn.

America Hustle has a December 25, 2013 release also starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers), and Robert De Niro.

Synopsis:

The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey. 

(via USA Today)

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Awesome Justice League Movie Poster (Fan-Made)

Feast your eyes on the following Justice League movie poster put together by DiamondDesignHD.

We see new Superman Henry Cavill front and center with girlfriend Gina Carano as Wonder Woman, the Christian Bale Batman, Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, and is that Bradley Cooper as The Flash? Or Charlie Hunnam?

Regardless, it’s pretty darn cool.

The latest regarding a Justice League movie is that Zack Snyder said nothing is planned at the moment, but the Man of Steel does include a DC shared movie universe.

Both Snyder and new Superman Henry Cavill stated there needed to be more build up before a Justice League movie gets made.

Regarding the involvement of The Dark Knight Trilogy director Christopher Nolan, producer on Man of Steel, it’s currently up in the air as when asked about future involvement said, “no comment,” but recently WB president Jeff Robinov gave Nolan a lot of credit for the new Superman movie coming out his week.

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The Hangover Part III: Trailer #2 Now Online

On top of everything we have been getting for The Hangover Part III, we now have another full length trailer.

Check out the Wolf Pack in action below.

Synopsis:

This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

“The Hangover Part III” reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and JustinBartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, SashaBarrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.

The Hangover III has a May 24th release directed by Todd Phillips. 

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The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper Poster Revealed

We get a new Bradley Cooper poster for The Hangover Part III.

Synopsis:

This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

“The Hangover Part III” reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and JustinBartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, SashaBarrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.

The Hangover III has a May 24th release directed by Todd Phillips. 

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The Hangover Part III International Trailer & New Mr. Chow Poster Now Online

A new international trailer for The Hangover Part III is now online in addition to a movie poster featuring Ken Jeong’s Mr. Chow.

A new TV spot and a John Goodman The Hangover Part III movie poster have also been released in the past couple of days.

Synopsis:

This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

“The Hangover Part III” reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and JustinBartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, SashaBarrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.

The Hangover III has a May 24th release directed by Todd Phillips. 

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The Hangover Part III TV Spot #1 Now Online

The first TV spot for The Hangover Part III is now online; earlier we got a John Goodman movie poster as well.

Check it out below.

Synopsis:

This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

“The Hangover Part III” reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and JustinBartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, SashaBarrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.

The Hangover III has a May 24th release directed by Todd Phillips. 

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