Guardians of the Galaxy GOTG: Chris Pratt Talks Rocket Raccoon written by Sean Gerber October 17, 2013 At last night’s celebration of the 100th episode of PARKS AND RECREATION, Access Hollywood spoke with Chris Pratt about his digital costar in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Rocket Raccoon. Pratt, who plays GUARDIANS leader Star-Lord, echoed director James Gunn’s previous comments on how important Rocket is in the film. You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature. [Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, [there are] all these elements [to the character]. You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role. I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon, it’s a great character. It’s probably the best character in the movie, just because it’s not what you would expect. The choice to make Rocket a multi-dimensional character instead of cartoonish comedic relief is smart. Sure, the character will be funny, but there has to be more to it in order to have the audience actually care about a talking raccoon. Pratt’s comments illustrate why it was so important to cast a great actor with broad range instead of a voice acting veteran from the world of animation. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will be released on August 1, 2014. GOTG: Chris Pratt Talks Rocket Raccoon was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Guardians of the GalaxyMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post REVOLUTION: Season Two Review- “Patriot Games” next post The DAY OF THE DOCTOR Grows Near You may also like Complete GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack Details July 10, 2014 Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Due... July 26, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY In Singapore July 10, 2014 UPDATED: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Incarcerated In... April 10, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Extended Sneak Peek... June 11, 2014 New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Clips July 24, 2014 Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2... June 29, 2015 Take A Look Behind The Scenes Of... April 17, 2014 Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Enjoys Gargantuan... August 3, 2014 MMM #205: Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... August 4, 2014 Michael Lalaian I need this movie. Give it to me, give it to me now! Neil Me too! I can’t wait. Nothing but good vibes keep coming from this project, its actors, and Gunn. I think GOTG is going to be the greatest achievement of phase 2 – just based on the pure chutzpah of Marvel bringing something obscure (but great) to the mainstream. Michael Lalaian Dude. Imagine if Kevin Conroy had done the voice.