It’s still hard for me to accept that Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie isn’t just an elaborate practical joke. I mean, it’s weird enough that they would greenlight such an obscure (at least to mainstream audiences) property. Until it actually opened and blew the doors off theaters, nobody was entirely sure that Avengers would work, and it’s comprised of characters people have actually heard of. Guardians of the Galaxy? It’s got a freakin’ space raccoon And you can add this rumor to the “it’s all a joke” evidence: it sounds like Rocket Raccoon might be played by Michael Rooker.
Yes, that Michael Rooker. Merle the one-handed racist from The Walking Dead. The guy who made a name for himself playing the lead in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. That guy. Now look, I’m not saying he doesn’t have a great, unique voice — he does. I also have no doubt that he would do as well in the role of a probably CGI space raccoon as anybody else could. It’s just…odd.