Rooker, who has already stared in two James Gunn films, Slither and Super, was rumoured to have been interested in playing the role of Rocket Racoon in Gunn’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. CBR asked the actor about the rumor, to which he replied, “Of course I would, are you serious? God, I’d love to. You know what, I’ve already done two projects with James Gunn and it’s an awesome project, so who would not want to be a part of that?” When asked about the role of Rocket Racoon, Rooker didn’t even know how the rumor was on the internet, but it’s clear that he would like to be in the film. More of his statement below.
Rooker recently spent some time in a motion capture suit for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” so it wouldn’t be completely out of his zone to put it on again to become the Racoon. Rooker said about the game, “My new game comes out — it’s not my game, it’s ‘Black Ops 2’ — so I got a pretty cool role in that. I play Mike Harper in the game, and it comes out November 13. It’s going to be awesome. It’s really complicated and amazing. Amazing. I worked on that for about 10 months.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is set to open August 1st, 2014.