Bradley Cooper Talks Rocket Raccoon Voice; ‘Avengers 2′ Snags ‘Guardians’ D.P.

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 9th, 2013 at 1:38 pm,

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While the debate about the The Avengers usually hinges on how epic and/or fun Joss Whedon’s seminal super hero team-up film was, nobody really argues that it was the best-made film of all time. In fact, a detailed breakdown reveals that Avengers was actually the most error-ridden film of 2012 on the technical front. That is to say that along with the overwhelming sense of fun and adventure it brings to the table, The Avengers: Age of Ultron has plenty of room to be a cinematically superior film to its predecessor.

Avengers 2 will at least have a different flavor to it, because while Joss Whedon will still be in the director’s seat (as well as handling script duties), the job of actually shooting the film will be changing hands. Meanwhile, Marvel’s big 2014 gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy has actor Bradley Cooper musing on the kind of voice he will be creating for the gun-toting extraterrestrial oddity that is Rocket Raccoon.

CBM dropped the news about the Avengers 2 director of photography change-up. The new man behind the camera is Ben Davis, who helped create the vivid signature look of his longtime collaborator Matthew Vaughn’s cult-classic films, Layer Cake and Kick-Ass (to name a few). Davis was already snagged by Marvel Studios to work as D.P. on Guardians of the Galaxy; apparently Guardians director James Gunn was singing high praise of Davis, and Joss Whedon (having observed the results) concurred with that praise. (Makes you want to see that Guardians of the Galaxy trailer more than ever, am I right?)

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With Davis locked-in, it’s official that Avengers 1 director of photography Seamus McGarvey will be moving on; he’s got the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation to do, so that’s something. (We kid, he also has the Godzilla reboot under his belt, and that IS something.) Davis seems like a nice trade, as the films he did with Vaughn are noted for their particularly unique, vivid (and quality) visual presentation. If Davis has truly brought a militant raccoon and tree-like alien to life in convincing fashion, a killer James Spader robot in a guranteed box-office smashing sequel should be relatively easier.


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    A taste of how much he can change his voice

    • I never knew he could do all that. very cool.

    • Omg brilliant! James Gunn is the man! He has assembled the perfect cast to play as the Guardians of the Galaxy!

  2. People are always quick to judge with everything including movies. I myself have done this and I now try to be more optimistic until I see the finished product. I would think we will not hear the normal Bradley Cooper voice at all. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

    • also people are quick to judge by someones looks…be it women or men, just because he is a good looking guy some people don’t take him as a actor with range going off his looks

  3. Does Rocket Raccoon use a jetpack?

  4. “nobody really argues that it was the best-made film of all time.”

    Whoa, Kofi… we must never forget Forrest Gump. ;)

  5. this movie is going to be something special i believe

  6. Wow, I’m impressed that Bradley Cooper has that range in vocal impression talent. His Walken, Bale, and Wilson’s impressions are funny as hell on Youtube. “Pineapple.” He’s going to kill it as Rocket Raccoon! I’m a Fan now!

  7. Lol I’m excited. I kind of wonder if Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be the next Star Wars/Star Trek, only more open-world what with the general Marvel/Avengers connections.

  8. BREAKING NEWS….Chris pratt blows bradley cooper on the set of guardians of the galaxy

  9. Hmm!! like the sound of that

  10. I’d hardly call a movie’s quality to be diminished just because it had so many technical errors (who the heck has the time to notice these things anyway?). What matters more is if the story and concepts they present are sound. And The Avengers was in the end, still pretty solid.