It’s still unclear who will play “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Rocket Raccoon or Groot, but the movie is busy filling in its secondary roles. Michael Rooker is playing Yondu Udonta, and now Ophelia Lovibond has reportedly been cast in the movie.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, and Comic Book Movie describes her role as “an aide to a being called The Collector, who gathers artifacts and beings in the hopes of saving them from a foretold galactic annihilation.” That sounds like confirmation to us that The Collector will have a role either in “Guardians of the Galaxy” or in a future MCU film as well.
Already reportedly cast in “Guardians of the Galaxy” are Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora. This trio, Groot and Rocket Raccoon were the five characters depicted in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” concept art, but it’s not entirely clear if they will be the movie’s only central characters. Director James Gunn recently promised that an announcement of Rocket Raccoon’s voice actor will come in the next few weeks, and said he’ll be the story’s central character.
“It’s really, really important to me that Rocket Raccoon, who is the heart of the movie, is not a cartoon character, it’s not Bugs Bunny in the middle of ’The Avengers,’ it’s a real, little, somewhat mangled beast that’s alone,” Gunn said. “There’s no one else in the universe quite like him, he’s been created by these guys to be a mean-ass fighting machine.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is due in theaters on August 1, 2014.
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