Brian Michael Bendis On The Guardians Of The Galaxy Film - Rocket Raccoon's Voice And Fitting To Tony Stark

During a conference call with comics retailers tonight, Brian Michael Bendis was asked a couple of questions about the incoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Of course, he made it pretty clear right off the bat that there was a limit to how much could comment:

We are not able to speak about anything that’s going on in the movies on a call like this.

Not at all? How about speak around it a little bit?

Asked if Iron Man would be appearing in the Guardians film, as we’re expecting, Bendis could obviously neither yay or nay, but did explain why he thinks the idea makes sense:

Tony standing back and wondering what the Earth needs from him… what he can do for the Earth, for the galaxy… and then taking that back into his next Avengers adventure is a good story worth telling with Tony Stark.

Well, it’s not a No.

Getting on to the voice of Rocket Raccoon, and specifically the rumour that linkeed Adam Sandler to the part, Bendis started with an anecdote.

Once upon a time, not so long ago, when Bendis was writing Rocket character for the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, he was getting it all wrong and had to do a rewrite. The problem was manifest with Bruce Willis’ voice.

Bendis eventually realised why: it’s because he’d been watching the Dreamworks toon Over the Hedge with his kids. That stars Willis as a talking Raccoon called RJ.

RJ does not, for the record, have a gun. Or come from space.

 I realised I was writing the wrong Raccoon.

As for the right Raccoon, Bendis says he now imagines Jason Statham‘s voice coming out of that little mouth. He particularly noted Statham’s “English vowels, ” but did say:

Adam Sandler would be good, but Jason Statham would be good also.

Statham? Yes, I think I like it. Just in Bendis’ head, but it’d be great in the cinema too, I think.

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