Bradley Cooper Talks Voicing Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy

Officially cast in the film back in August, Bradley Cooper has yet to speak about his role as Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, until now. Talking with Collider, Cooper spoke about what drew him to the project and working on different accents for the character’s voice.

“Well, I like James a lot and it really was about him and then talking to him about the guy. I wasn’t familiar with the comic at all and then I really loved it, and I love that character. He’s incredible that character. You know, 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.

When asked if they’ve figured out the final voice for the character, Cooper replied: “Yeah, we’re in the middle of it.”

Cooper also gave his impressions of the footage he’s seen from the film saying: “Chris Pratt is unbelievable and Zoe is great, she’s always great. Chris Pratt just blew me away. I thought he’s just like the perfect guy.”

Guardians of the Galaxy features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. The August 1, 2014 release stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Honsou, Gregg Henry, Glenn Close and John C. Reilly.