R : Rocket Raccoon “Ain’t no thing like me, except me!”

Today’s Post will be dedicated to my personal favorite member of the Guardians,
Rocket Raccoon
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Rocket was inspired by the 1968 Beatles song, Rocky Raccoon. Rocket was created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen. He made his comic debut in 1976, in Marvel Preview #7. Within the first 30 years of his existence, Rocket only appeared in 10 comics, his role was initially meant as comic relief. A year before Disney bought Marvel, Rocket became a prominent member of the rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy. He has made multiple television appearances but in 2014, he made his big screen debut in Guardians of the Galaxy. He was almost cut from the film for fear of being too cartoonish, but director James Gunn loved the little beast and has stated that Rocket was one of the main reasons he wanted to direct, even stating that Rocket is indeed the heart of Guardians of the Galaxy.
4189823-rocrac2014005_dc11_lr-0Since this is indeed a month dedicated to Disney, I will be focusing mainly on Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Gunn studied real life raccoons by spending time and feeding them he wanted to insure that the filmmakers made Rocket’s presence authentic. They wanted him to have realistic  characteristics, with Gunn stating, “it’s not Bugs Bunny in the middle of The Avengers.” Rocket’s actions were modeled after real life raccoon, Oreo.
image_e4584371Due to Rocket’s rapid fast speech, quick wit and heart, Gunn has stated that it was a challenge finding the perfect voice actor for the role. Bradley Cooper said that he based his performance off of Joe Pesci’s Oscar winning performance, Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas. Gunn’s brother, Sean did the on-set acting for Rocket to help the other actors on set.
mcu_top_25_6Thank you for Reading!
Don’t forget to head over to Instagram for a few panels of a great friendship.

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