Considering just how crazy having a large tree or a raccoon on a team of heroes or space outlaws is, I am not surprised at who Disney may be considering to cast for Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Latino Review, the studio is reportedly courting comedians Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for roles in the James Gunn-directed film. No word yet on who they would be playing, but based on the original report it wouldn’t be Star Lord. According to LR, the two could be playing/voicing Groot – the large humanoid tree – and/or Rocket Raccoon – a character with an affinity for large high-powered weapons.
No word yet on if the offer is for both roles or just one role in particular, but in any case I can guess which actor most fans could feel disgruntled about if he was cast. So for now, let’s take everything with a grain of salt. Nothing has been confirmed, and all that we know is that Disney has an offer on the table.
Seeing as Rocket Raccoon was depicted with a Cockney accent in Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, I’d hope that Marvel would keep that aspect of the character intact.
Would you like to see one or both actors in the film?
[Source: Latino Review]