I’m okay with this. It’s certainly nowhere near as controversial as the recent casting of the next Batman/Bruce Wayne. Cooper is capable of emoting and can put some personality into his voice, it’s just that it seems like a somewhat generic choice. Still, he can do comedy with a lot of personality and Rocket will likely be a more comedic role so I think this will turn out well.
Also recently announced is that Vin Diesel will voice the not overly talkative sentient tree companion of Rocket Raccoon, Groot. Considering he did the voice of the Iron Giant, I can see that working.
- Bradley Cooper Cast as Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” @ NY Daily News
- OFFICIAL: Bradley Cooper to Voice Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” @ Marvel … You know, if that’s the finalized character design for the movie that Marvel used in the header for their article, then I’d say they’ve done a good job of making Rocket Raccoon kinda’ sorta’ look like the voice actor.
- “Guardians of the Galaxy” Watch: Vin Diesel Explains How He Became Groot @ MTV