Disney release set for Aug. 1, 2014
Marvel officially confirmed the casting Friday. Variety reported on Aug. 22 that Cooper was in early talks for the machine-gun wielding character as a key member of the “Guardians” fleet.
Rocket Racoon appeared onscreen in Disney’s D23 Expo earlier this month in Marvel’s teaser and promises to be a more realistic looking version of the genetically modified character.
Cooper was last seen in the third and final “Hangover” film and will next be seen in “American Hustle” which will reunite him with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell.