Michael Rooker Campaigns To Play Rocket Raccoon In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
The Walking Dead actor, who has worked with James Gunn previously on both Slither and Super, fancies a role in the director's upcoming Marvel CBM, and has his eye on a very distinctive character..
James Gunn is a director that seems to like working with familiar actors in his movies, so when it was announced that he would be helming Marvel's space adventure Guardians Of The Galaxy, many fans speculated on which of his previous cast members might join the production. Nathan Fillion was first, but dismissed any potential involvement due to his commitments to tv's Castle. But In an interview with Movieweb, Michael Rooker seems far more keen to join the team..as Rocket Raccoon! The site reckons it's pretty clear that the actor has already discussed taking a role in the movie with Gunn, and go on to ask if he's a fan of raccoons, to which he replies - ""I love raccoons. Raccoons are my friends!". Rooker is then asked if he thinks he would be right for the role, and gives the following detailed response..
"Oh, yeah. Most certainly. I know that James Gunn is doing it. He is directing it, and he is re-writing it. He is a very loyal director. He is a very loyal writer, when it comes to working with people that he knows and loves. He really appreciates the efforts that each actor puts into these roles. And I would be very honored and pleased to work with James Gunn again...Whether it will happen or not, I don't know. But he is a dynamite guy, and we have remained friends ever since we worked together on Slither.
I haven't done much research on it at all yet. Because I don't know what is going to happen. I'm really crazy busy with The Walking Dead right now. But you know what? Write this up. Tweet the [frick] out of it. If the fans want me as Rocket Raccoon, Marvel will listen to you guys, I think, sometimes...Perhaps I will be lucky and blessed enough to go in there, and go at it with Mr. Gunn again, who knows?"
Well, you heard the man! If you like the sound of Rooker giving his distinctive voice to Rocket Raccoon, get social networking - you really never know! For the full interview, in which Rooker discuses the previous motion capture work he has done for video games, click the link below.
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