Bradley Cooper

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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Guardians of the Galaxy

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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Guardians of the Galaxy Concept 3

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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Gregg Henry Scandal

Briefly: Guardians of the Galaxy is director James Gunn‘s biggest movie ever by far, but that’s not stopping him from casting some of his regulars. The director of Slither and Super already has Michael Rooker in the film (as Yondu) and now he’s cast Gregg Henry in an unknown role. Henry appeared in both of Gunn’s previous two movies and is a TV mainstay, with roles on shows such as The Killing and Scandal.

The pair announced the casting via Twitter.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is still shooting aiming at an August 1, 2014 release date.

Vin Diesel Groot

Sorry to anyone out there holding out hope the whole Vin Diesel voicing the talking tree Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy thing wasn’t true. It is. The actor spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the role, all but confirming that we’ll hear Diesel’s iconic voice saying “I am Groot” come August 1, 2014. Read his quotes below. Read More »

Vin Diesel Groot

Few Facebook pages generate buzz like Vin Diesel‘s. All the actor has to do is change one thing on his page and his 45 million fans just go nuts. This happened recently with an image of xXx, talk of a meeting with Marvel and it happened again Sunday. Diesel posted a photo of a talking tree, suggesting he could be joining James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy as the voice of Groot.

That rumor circulated for a few hours until it became official. Deadline reported Diesel was, indeed, in talks to play Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. Read More »

Glenn Close

We still don’t know who will voice Rocket Raccoon or Groot, the two CG-created team members in James Gunn‘s comedic sci-fi action film Guardians of the Galaxy. But a press release announcing the start of production (which in reality was more than two weeks ago) Marvel Studios officially announces that Glenn Close is in the film, playing Nova-Prime. That’s a confirmation of a report from late this spring, and also an interesting choice as the character is typically male in various comic book appearances. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Concept 5

Prior to this past weekend, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy was a big question mark in Marvel’s slate. Serious Marvel fans know the characters, but the casting and thin advance word on the movie suggested that what Gunn is cooking up is something pretty different, both from the original comics and from the rest of Marvel’s slate. Indeed, the footage premiered on Saturday was strange and funny, and promised a film that is unlike most tentpoles.

But there are still some big unknown aspects of the movie. Most of the Guardians are cast: Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora) are the three primary team members. But there are two other Guardians who will be realized on screen primarily through CG: the tree-man Groot, and Rocket Raccoon. With everything else proceeding apace on the movie it’s easy to surmise that those roles are cast already, but have not been announced.

We also don’t know much about the specific direction of the story. But with James Gunn on hand at Comic Con answers to those questions at least started to creep out. Get many more details below. Read More »

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