Chris Pratt & James Gunn Discuss Rocket Raccoon’s Role in Guardians of the Galaxy Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.08.2014
“Rocket to me is really the heart of the movie.” – James Gunn
- Chris Pratt & James Gunn Rocket Raccoon's role in Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are the highlights…
Chris Pratt on Rocket Raccoon: "I think Rocket is a great character and not just in a way that you would think," Chris Pratt revealed. "There's a lot of heart there. James did a great job of looking at Rocket as a real character rather than a cartoon character. So when you see the story unfold, you should feel bad for anything that was created out of nothing. There's a sense of loneliness and this inner pain that Rocket feels that hopefully the audience will empathize with that makes him a really sympathetic character but also so bad ass because he's a raccoon with a machine gun."
James Gunn on Rocket's Role in the Film: "Rocket to me is really the heart of the movie," James Gunn revealed "He's this tortured little beast who's completely alone in the world and has been torn apart and put back together and turned into this little thing and yet he's still really funny. And so you need somebody who can do both sides of that. We auditioned a lot of actors for the role and we auditioned a lot of voice actors for the role, and we were completely 100% willing to go with somebody that was a no name. A no name's a rude term, but somebody who was not a famous person. And the truth is voice actors usually seem too cartoony and seemed like somebody out of a Pixar movie. And the actors it was hard to get just the voice right and Bradley is really the guy. He is the guy, he is Rocket."