Fans who were disappointed they didn’t get to hear Rocket Raccoon’s voice in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, turn that frown upside down.
Marvel released a thirty second featurette on Thursday featuring the feisty little guardian that included a quick glimpse into what he would sound like.
Bradley Cooper, who will be voicing Rocket Raccoon for the film, explains that he’s an angry, feisty character who belongs in a Marvel movie “he’d like to see.”
In the featurette, Rocket only says five words, but by George, that’s all fans really needed.
“This here is our booty,” Cooper yells as Rocket Raccoon waves around his tiny gun.
While I still would have liked the voice to be incorporated into the trailer when it debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, this featurette still answers one of the most popular questions fans have had since Cooper’s casting was announced.
After its world premiere on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marvel has released the first official trailer for this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And if you were worried about the departure from tried and true franchises like Iron Man and The Hulk, don’t. The two-minute clip looks like it’s going to be fun sci-fi romp in the vein of Stars Wars (yes, I mean the original trilogy).
The spot opens with Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) trying to steal a mysterious sphere. When a group of armed aliens show up led by Djimon Hounsou (playing Korath the Pursuer), he’s asked who he is, Quill replies, “Star-Lord… the legendary outlaw.”
“Who?” Korath asks dumbfounded.
After that, the action moves to an off-world prison where John C. Reilly gives us the skinny on Quill and his space pals who have been arrested on Xandar including Drax the Destroyer (he’s been on a rampage across the galaxy in a search for vengeance since his family was killed); Gamora (soldier, assassin wanted on over a dozen counts of murder); Rocket Raccoon (he’s wanted on over 50 charges of vehicular theft); Groot (a houseplant that’s Rocket’s muscle) and Peter Quill (public intoxication sounds about right).
“They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy,” Reilly’s Rhomann Dey quips.
“What a bunch of a-holes,” Peter Serafinowicz’ Nova Corps Officer replies.
The rest of the clip shows off some pretty spectacular action set to Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling.”
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.
Check out the photos below for more of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and his ship the Milano, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benicio Del Toro as the Collector, as well as Rocket Raccoon (which will be voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Let us know what you think in the comments.
Guardians Of The Galaxy will be the final film in Marvel’s Phase Two when it is released Aug. 1, 2014.
New posters from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier have been released that show off Chris Evans’ Star-Spangled hero, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Marvel also released a production still showing MMA star Georges St-Pierre as the villain Batroc the Leaper. A digital comic prequel is available now.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4.
Jennifer Garner was singing the praises of hubby Ben Affleck’s Bat-Suit during a red carpet interview with ET over the weekend.
Rocsi Diaz asked the actress if she expected her husband to come home wearing the costume when the film begins shooting later this year.
I don’t think I could get him out of the suit. So no, I’ll probably go to set and look from afar,” she laughed. Garner then added: “I’ve seen the suit… the suit is unbelievably cool. It’s a total reinvention, it looks great.”
Garner and Affleck are no strangers to dressing up having played Daredevil and Elektra in a 2003 adaptation.
This sets up a direct head-to-head battle with Marvel, which also has claimed that date for an untitled movie. Marvel announced the May 6, 2016, release last year, with other yet-to-be-titled superhero films due July 8, 2016, and May 5, 2017.
Last week, there were rumblings that Johnny Depp could be joining the Marvel machine as Doctor Strange. Mark Ruffalo was also touting the possibilities of a standalone Hulk film at Sundance.
So if the Batman/Superman film was to go up against either of those, my bet would be on the Caped Crusader and Big Blue. Now, if Marvel books Iron Man 4 for May 6, 2016, Warner Bros. may want to revisit that release date.
What do you think of Marvel and DC going head-to-head at the multiplexes? Sound off in the comments.
DC is stepping back into the ring, going head to head with Marvel after delaying Batman vs Superman to May 2016, instead of summer 2015.
Warner Bros. announced the reason for the ten month delay was to give the director, writers, and producers more time to realize their vision and release the best film they possibly can.
With all of the news surrounding the production of Batman vs Superman, from script nightmares to almost daily casting rumors, the news of the film’s delay isn’t overly surprising. Somewhat worrisome, absolutely, but it was a move we were all kind of anticipating, twiddling our thumbs until it was officially said.
Cough cough, coincidentally May 6, 2016 is also the release date for an unofficially announced Marvel Phase 3 film.
If we go by Marvel’s previous track record, and considering the lack of details present at the moment, we are, it looks like Batman vs Superman could be going up against a new Iron Man installment.
It’s going to be a rough weekend for the Marvel and DC fanboys and girls, that’s for sure.
But with the film being pushed back, DC isn’t going to let Marvel just take over the 2015 summer block that easily. IGN reported that Joe Wright’s (Atonement) Peter Pan will be released on July 17, taking on Marvel’s heavily anticipated Ant-Man.
“”We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theaters in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers,” Warner Bros. President of domestic distribution told IGN in a statement.
Peter Pan versus Ant-Man will be an interesting match up to say the least. My early guess is that once again Marvel will dominate the summer blockbuster window.
Too bad DC doesn’t have their own Joss Whedon to call in whenever scripts and shots are looking a little troublesome.
Don’t worry DC, I hear Kevin Smith might be available.
Are you guys worried about the delay, or are you relieved they’re taking the time to work out the kinks?