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Published On: Fri, Oct 18th, 2013

Michael Rooker fights back Merle urges in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as Chris Pratt talks Rocket Raccoon

Marvel appears to be allowing the biggest spoiler from Guardians of the Galaxy to emerge: Rocket Raccoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, is the big scene-stealer.

Star Chris Pratt reiterated Rocket’s tough past of being experimented on and tortured and how that turned him into an angry little critter.  Here’s his full quote to Access Hollywood:

guardians-galaxy-concept-art-rocket raccoon“[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],” he continued. “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.”

Meanwhile former star of The Walking Dead, Michael Rooker, plays Yondu and says the pair don’t get along.

“Rocket and I don’t get along, he’s a bit abrupt and brash for my taste.  I probably have a little Merle in me still, because I would roast him over an open flame and eat him for supper!”

Pratt and Rooker star with Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Serafinowicz, and Vin Diesel. 

Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014.

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