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Published On: Wed, Nov 6th, 2013

Director James Gunn talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel

Thor: The Dark World features a credit clip foreshadowing next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy and director James Gunn talked with MTV in a Nov. 5 article about the project.

Groot tree Rocket raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy photo“This has been a lifetime job for me. I feel like everything I’ve done up until this point is absolute B.S.,” Gunn told MTV News when they suggested he a post-Guardians of the Galaxy shoot glow about him. “I’ve been created to make this movie and everything else I’ve ever been through – failed relationships, failed films, failed friendships – everything I’ve ever done is nothing because I have [been] created by God to make this film for you folks” said the writer/director, laughing. “[No], I don’t feel any pressure… I’m having a blast.”

One of the main topics is Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon.

“…I am so blessed to have so many humble people on this movie, but Bradley Cooper is the best. Everyone says that all the time, so it doesn’t sound true. But he really is! He’s a super sweet guy and he just lets me push him around. I mean I’ve very specific ideas about… where I want to go. And [Cooper] does not give up. He sits there in the studio all day long until his voice is sore, his eyes are bloodshot, he’s bleeding from his nose and ears. But he’s turned in some good raccoon voices, so who cares? Who cares about Bradley Cooper, as long as he gives me a good raccoon. Screw him, screw Bradley Cooper,” Gunn joked.

Cooper’s laugh became topic of discussion.

“There’s a place in the movie where he does a fake laugh and I’ll just have [Bradley] do it a thousands times until he gets that fake laugh right. And finally he’ll go, ‘can you just give me a line reading?’ And I’ll do it, and then he’ll try to do that… we eventually get there.”

Vin Diesel voicing Groot was the next subject.

“Honestly, I talked with Vin on the phone yesterday, you know it’s uh… looking pretty good, we’ll see!” 

Concerning how the Fast and the Furious star will contribute to the film now that’s in post-production, Gunn explains, “What we do is we do some basic face capture of the characters that we use. So, the whole time we’re recording Bradley, we record his facial features so that we can use them, or not use them as we please, as we do the movie. It also records his hands, and we videotape everything, so we can use all of that, if we want. And we don’t want, we can change it. And we’ll do the same with… whoever plays Groot.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014.

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