Rocket Raccoon Speaks in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Teaser Featuring Bradley Cooper and James Gunn; Updated with Groot Video Featuring Vin Diesel

     February 20, 2014


Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn recently said that fans would get to hear Rocket Raccoon speak soon, and he made good on his promise faster than anticipated.  This new teaser video reveals Bradley Cooper as the voice behind the smallest, but feistiest member of the Guardians.  Cooper and Gunn also give their two cents on the character, who may appear cuddly to those unfamiliar with the comics, but in reality has quite a few anger issues.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Michael RookerPeter Serafinowicz, and the voice Vin DieselGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.  Hit the jump to hear Rocket speak for the first time! [Update: You can also watch Diesel talk about Groot in a new video after the jump.]

Check out Cooper lending his voice to Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy below:

And here’s Diesel on Groot:

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Here’s the official synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy:

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 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 Peter 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. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


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  • Calcazone

    I’m glad he doesn’t have the cockney accent he’s had games and cartoons, it never lined up with the voice I imagined while reading the comics.

  • André Luiz da Silva

    This is Beautiful.

    • Sola do Tênis

      Better english than portuguese!
      Beautiful indeed, my friend!

  • Brandon

    “Cockney” kept previously coming up in articles, and I was a little nervous about the end product. Well, the end product is perfect. Come on, August!

  • Truth Hurts

    Yeesh, this movie looks to be garbage. When nerd pretending to be badass goes wrong.

    • Oliver Queen

      How ’bout we start judging after seeing the movie? I promise you, you’re not gonna be disappointed, just give it a shot.

      • Jack

        Well, you’re judging the movie, too, my friend. In a positive way. Still a judgement.

      • MITIOR

        good answer. I want the movie to be good thou

    • Butt Hurt

      Yeesh, what limp wristed nerd comes on an internet site and tries to pretend to be a badass?

      • The Truth Hurts

        I ain’t pretending you punk ass beotch. This movie reeks of when nerds want to create funny/cool badass characters but have no idea how to go about it because they’re viriginal nerds. “Wow, did you like totes see him flip the bird at that guy bro? So outrageous and badass! I’d do the same thing to the math nerds who take my lunch money if I wasn’t such a pussy. He’s got like, attitude. It’s going to blow the squares minds! A talking Raccoon who’s sassy riding a talking tree will show em all!”
        When this movie falls flat on its face it will prove that nerds should stick with what they know best: being virgins.

      • Sanjay Dhokia

        Are you a cunt? I think – yes, you certainly are

  • Oliver Queen

    I am stunned. This is perfect and now all we need to see is Ronan and hear Groot.

    • The_Smirking_Revenge

      we heard it… Vin said “Groot”, just imagine the “I am” in front and there ya go. ;p

      I don’t want to hear all iterations of “I am Groot” until I see the movie.

      Damn, August can’t come fast enough.

      • marcnm

        I can see it now: “I’M GROOT JAMES B*TCH!” for months on end.

      • Oliver Queen

        Vin’s voice might still be tweaked from his voice in the video. Besides i want to hear it in a scene not imagine what i could have imagined when i first heard the news of him being Groot. So until we hear a scene from this movie where he says “I Am Groot” (and its one scene, not all the iterations), we haven’t heard it.

  • somejackball

    love it!!

  • bidi

    i guess i just always figured that if such a diminutive, cute little guy would be so ferocious and dangerous, then he should have a bad ass voice. Cooper isn’t bad, and i haven’t heard enough of him yet, but i feel like it should’ve been someone like Bob Hoskins or something like that

    • galann

      Being so small he needs to a have a high pitched voice, Bradley is pretty high pitched but still sounds manly.

  • Jamesy

    Kinda disappointed they didn’t go the cockney accent route, would have been cool to hear Cooper attempt it. I’ve kinda got the feeling he may drop into it though, like switch between accents when Rockets in different moods etc.

    • Daniel Ronczkowski

      how would that make sense?

    • Grayden

      Seems like Cooper’s given him a bit of Jersey instead. If Guy Richie was making the movie, a Cockney would’ve been expected, if not appropriate.


    hmm not totally sold on his voice but wtf that visual effects test looks INCREDIBLE i dont think ive ever seen a cgi mammal done more convincingly except maybe rise of the planet of the apes

    • vpuik

      They should have given Richard Parker in Life of Pi a huge laser gun.

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  • Django9000

    To imagine Groot just picture the voice from Iron Giant, saying Groot’s iconic line in a couple dozen iterations. There ya go – perfect casting choice! =)

    On a side note – I have to wonder if Battista just requires every script include a slo motion shot of him raising his arms with his jaw propped open, like a victory shot from a ’90s video game. There’s almost an identical shot in “Man With the Iron Fists”. Sure he’ll do fine, but a kicker picturing it could’ve been Mamoa… Still. Uber psyched for this. (And glad they released these intro videos, to bring in the confused masses a bit)

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  • Colin

    I can not WAIT for this to hit theaters! But for me, most of all I cant wait to see the Mad Titan…Thanos!

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  • tarek

    Looks promising…

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Are ya’ll enthused about the visuals or the voice? Visuals are amazing but there was little to go on for vocals.

    • Werefon

      It was a straight up voice without any filtration. I guess in April when we get second trailer, it will be twiked a bit.

  • Chad Jordan

    Can’t wait! Though for some reason whenever I try to watch the video on my iphone or ipad it splits it into two squished videos side by side. It does this for all the Guardians videos. No other collider videos have this problem. Thoughts on a fix? Guessing its not on my end…seems weird though.

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  • Andres

    I hate when voice clips sound so cut together. It literally vocalizes that whatever’s being said is complete bullshit.

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