James Gunn took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that three voices were used for Rocket the Racoon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, with Bradley Cooper who usually voices the character now being joined by Sean Gunn (The Suicide Squad, The Terminal List) and Noah Raskin to bring an adolescent, young, and baby version of the character.
It’s no secret that the third Guardians of the Galaxy instalment will be exploring Rocket’s backstory, as revealed in the various promos that have been released, plus a newly released clip showing a young Rocket speaking amongst his fellow talking animal comrades.
James Gunn Confirms 3 Rocket Voices
See below for what Gunn had to say on Twitter in response to his own thread just after a fan mentioned how Bradley Cooper is the voice of Rocket, with the director taking to the thread to shed some light on the two other voices used for this outing in the MCU’s popular team’s franchise.
“Voice duties on Young Rocket are split between Bradley (adolescent Rocket), Sean Gunn (young Rocket), and Noah Raskin (baby Rocket).”James Gunn via Twitter
Sean Gunn, James Gunn’s brother, also serves as the stand-in reference for Rocket, typically sported in a VFX onesie for the brilliantly talented VFX team to turn into the short-talking Racoon that fans have grown to love since the first instalment’s release back in 2014.
New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Clip
You can watch the latest clip from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 that shows a younger Rocket and his friends below, with the voice potentially being one of the three newly announced voice actors.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 comes to theatres on May 5, 2023.