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Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Groot Actor

Rocket Raccoon: The “heart” of Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon is the product of a genetic manipulation program on the planet Halfworld - where animals were given humanoid properties and enhanced intellect.

Groot: An advanced alien plant creature - somewhat similar to the Ents in the Lord of the Rings series (though there are plenty of differences). Friends with Rocket Raccoon, he can absorb as well as control other vegetation and heal damaged areas of his body.

On the subject of casting Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Bradley Cooper will voice the militant raccoon, while Vin Diesel will play Groot. [Updated by Ed.]

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