Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy already has its Star-Lord, its Gamora, its Drax, and its Groot. Now it may have found the final piece of its superhero puzzle.
According to a new report, Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of Rocket Raccoon in the superhero flick. Whether he’ll accept, however, remains to be seen. More details after the jump.
Update: Marvel says the deal is now done. Cooper is officially the voice of Rocket Raccoon.
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Based on comments and the Comic-Con panel, the prevailing belief is that Guardians (obviously) takes place in the same universe, but might not intersect with the Avengers gang before they tangle with Ultron. Now Marvel President Kevin Feige gives us a bit more information on that, revealing exactly when Guardians of the Galaxy takes place as well as who the main bad guy is. Read More »
A composer has been set for Marvel Studio’s August 2014 galactic adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. Tyler Bates will write the music for the James Gunn directed film. Bates has worked with Gunn on his previous two films, Super and Slither, plus he’s also well-known for his work with Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder on films like Watchmen, 300 and Sucker Punch. We’ll next hear his work on the thrillers 7500 and The Sacrament. [The Wrap]
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
If you’ve seen our coverage of the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s Comic-Con, you already know we were very impressed by the first peek of footage from James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. Sure, the effects were a little slapdash, but the scenes overall were funny and energetic, and all in all it was much more than we expected from a film that had only started shooting a few days prior.
But unfortunately, if you weren’t actually at Comic-Con or D23, the odds of you catching that same reel online in crisp, legally sanctioned HD are nonexistent. According to Gunn, there’s a “zero percent chance” that the trailer will ever get an official release from Marvel.
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