“Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hangover” star Bradley Cooper has joined a Marvel Comics film in a possibly unlikely role — that of Rocket Raccoon, a spacefaring small mammal in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Marvel reports the signing is official for the James Gunn-directed film, which is set to open in theaters on August 1, 2014.
According to Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy” will mark Cooper’s first voiceover work.
In the comics, Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon who is an expert marksman and tactician. He was created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Keith Giffen in 1976′s “Marvel Preview” No. 7.