Marvel wants to get into the Bradley Cooper business.
Earlier this month, Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel strongly hinted he is lined up to voice tree-like superhero Groot in the sci-fi comic book adaptation. Both Groot and Rocket Raccoon will be created digitally.
Bleeding Cool is also reporting that Elizabeth Olsen is being courted to play Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon’s sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing team-up film that featured Marvel heroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and Black Widow.
Guardians of the Galaxy, which is currently filming in London with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benicio del Toro and Glenn Close, is the last entry in Marvel’s Phase 2 series of films. Kick started by Iron Man 3, Phase 2 also includes Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
According to plot descriptions, Galaxy revolves around Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), “a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.”
James Gunn is directing the film, which will be released Aug. 1, 2014.
So, what do you think? Should Cooper take the role of Rocket Raccoon, or should he hold out for something better like DC’s Flash? (That’s my vote!) Sound off in the comments.