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Rocket Raccoon details emerge thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt and Michael Rooker

Oct. 17, 2013by: Alex Maidy

While we have to deal with the grainy footage on bootleg copies of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Comic Con teaser, many of us are still awaiting a look at official footage of the CGI characters in Marvel's film. I am excited to see Groot come to life, but I really want to know what we can expect from Rocket Raccoon. Yes, Bradley Cooper is voicing the smart-ass animal, but how is he going to be portrayed on screen?

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY lead Chris Pratt has shared some comments about the furry little guy and how James Gunn is bringing him to life:

[Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so hes lonely and hes angry and its like, [there are] all these elements [to the character], he continued. You sort of forget about that, you wouldnt think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and thats why they hired a really good actor to do the role. I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon, its a great character. Its probably the best character in the movie, just because its not what you would expect,

Michael Rooker, who plays Yondu in the film, gave some info on how his character interacts with Rocket:

Rocket and I dont get along, hes a bit abrupt and brash for my taste. I probably have a little Merle in me still, because I would roast him over an open flame and eat him for supper!

I like what has come out so far for this project and just how completely different it is from every other Marvel film to date. I hope that all of what we are hearing is more than talk and that it lives up to being a movie about a bunch of a-holes.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close, opens on August 1, 2014.

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6:57AM on 10/18/2013

It's a talking Raccoon

Pass.
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1:58AM on 10/18/2013

It isn't a Rocket Racoon movie

It's a Rocket Racoon / Starlord / Destroyer / Yondu / Groot / Gamora / Nova Corps movie just like the Avengers was a Hulk / Captain America / Thor / Hawkeye / Iron Man / Black Widow / SHIELD movie. It's hard not be a bit cynical when you realize that.
It's a Rocket Racoon / Starlord / Destroyer / Yondu / Groot / Gamora / Nova Corps movie just like the Avengers was a Hulk / Captain America / Thor / Hawkeye / Iron Man / Black Widow / SHIELD movie. It's hard not be a bit cynical when you realize that.
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9:23PM on 10/17/2013
An angsty raccoon. I'm backing away slowly.

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Really looking forward to this, the Comic-Con footage plain blew me away.

EDIT: It seems my comment has been misconstrued; sorry for not phrasing it better. I am really glad this is being made and that we will get a photo-realistic gun-toting raccoon on the big screen.
An angsty raccoon. I'm backing away slowly.

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Really looking forward to this, the Comic-Con footage plain blew me away.

EDIT: It seems my comment has been misconstrued; sorry for not phrasing it better. I am really glad this is being made and that we will get a photo-realistic gun-toting raccoon on the big screen.
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7:49PM on 10/17/2013
Cant wait for this!! My most anticipated Marvel film!!
Cant wait for this!! My most anticipated Marvel film!!
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7:22PM on 10/17/2013
All skepticism about this film is completely gone at this point. The footage was great and they have a terrific, stellar cast. This will definitely be a game changer for the Marvel Universe and I for one can't wait.
All skepticism about this film is completely gone at this point. The footage was great and they have a terrific, stellar cast. This will definitely be a game changer for the Marvel Universe and I for one can't wait.
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7:13PM on 10/17/2013
Cash grab garbage
Cash grab garbage
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7:49PM on 10/17/2013
With a statement like this please explain your reasoning?
With a statement like this please explain your reasoning?
8:22PM on 10/17/2013
None I just wanted to see how many negs this would get! LoL I will be there to see it on the first day
None I just wanted to see how many negs this would get! LoL I will be there to see it on the first day
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6:56PM on 10/17/2013
Not everything transfers well to the big screen. This is one of them,
Not everything transfers well to the big screen. This is one of them,
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7:12PM on 10/17/2013
I agree it looks like shit, but it will make tons of money and people will rave. Just like iron man 3. I also would love to know how many people actually know anything about this racoon and how many just act like they do.
I agree it looks like shit, but it will make tons of money and people will rave. Just like iron man 3. I also would love to know how many people actually know anything about this racoon and how many just act like they do.
7:01AM on 10/18/2013
Agreed. Despite audience suspension of disbelief so far needed to appreciate Marvel to this point, a talking Raccoon is so so so so FAR out in left field that I think they're taking too big of a risk.

On the other hand, there's no accounting for the sense of self-importance that fanboys put on their opinions, and so we will be awash with positive, glowing reviews.
Agreed. Despite audience suspension of disbelief so far needed to appreciate Marvel to this point, a talking Raccoon is so so so so FAR out in left field that I think they're taking too big of a risk.

On the other hand, there's no accounting for the sense of self-importance that fanboys put on their opinions, and so we will be awash with positive, glowing reviews.
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6:26PM on 10/17/2013
I love that Merle reference! In my mind it can ads to the whole group dynamic of the film. I really hopes this comes out like a "Serenity/Firefly" style of movie, where the characters don't really get along but it works when it comes to threats and adventures. i can't really express how I want this to go in words from what I see in my head.
I love that Merle reference! In my mind it can ads to the whole group dynamic of the film. I really hopes this comes out like a "Serenity/Firefly" style of movie, where the characters don't really get along but it works when it comes to threats and adventures. i can't really express how I want this to go in words from what I see in my head.
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4:59PM on 10/17/2013
I think this is going to be Marvel's "star" of Phase 2. So far it's pretty lackluster after Iron Man 3. Thor and Cap Am. 2 both look great, and are definitely going in different directions with both properties. But at the same time, they're only advancing the plot post-Avengers. GOTG is bringing something fresh to the table and they've assembled an all-star cast to go with it. I think once Avengers 2 roles around, people will be looking back at Phase 2 and saying they love GOTG the most of
I think this is going to be Marvel's "star" of Phase 2. So far it's pretty lackluster after Iron Man 3. Thor and Cap Am. 2 both look great, and are definitely going in different directions with both properties. But at the same time, they're only advancing the plot post-Avengers. GOTG is bringing something fresh to the table and they've assembled an all-star cast to go with it. I think once Avengers 2 roles around, people will be looking back at Phase 2 and saying they love GOTG the most of any other movies.
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4:18PM on 10/17/2013
But seriously, can't wait for this movie. Sounds amazing and has an amazing inspired cast. However, I had never heard of the GOTG before this movie. I found a book at the library with the same name, but the characters weren't. Can anyone recommend some comics (or a compilation into a "graphic novel") for me to read and learn more about these guys/their dynamic? Would appreciate it
But seriously, can't wait for this movie. Sounds amazing and has an amazing inspired cast. However, I had never heard of the GOTG before this movie. I found a book at the library with the same name, but the characters weren't. Can anyone recommend some comics (or a compilation into a "graphic novel") for me to read and learn more about these guys/their dynamic? Would appreciate it
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5:38PM on 10/17/2013
check out the new series 'Guardians of the Galaxy', it's on issue #7 now.
i'm sure they'll collect it into a trade paperback soon (if they haven't already).
for older, classic stories? i dont know
check out the new series 'Guardians of the Galaxy', it's on issue #7 now.
i'm sure they'll collect it into a trade paperback soon (if they haven't already).
for older, classic stories? i dont know
4:12PM on 10/17/2013
You guys have to stop using that old concept art. The photos and teaser from the last Comic-Con showed that every character has been completely remodeled.
You guys have to stop using that old concept art. The photos and teaser from the last Comic-Con showed that every character has been completely remodeled.
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4:11PM on 10/17/2013
Bradley Cooper for an oscar?
Bradley Cooper for an oscar?
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