Bradley Cooper “Cried Pretty Hard” to Rocket’s Story in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

Learn more about his comments and what this could mean for the beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has become one of the most popular and beloved superhero movies ever, thanks to its unique storytelling, lovable characters, and spectacle action scenes.

Recently, Bradley Cooper, who voices the fan-favorite character Rocket Raccoon, opened up about his emotional response to the film. In an interview with ET’s Ash Crossan at the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Cooper shared his thoughts and feelings about the film’s storyline, director James Gunn’s vision, and Rocket’s character arc.

Bradley Cooper Cried Hard Watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

Bradley Cooper Cried Hard Watching Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3
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Bradley Cooper revealed that he “cried pretty hard” while watching a cut of the film, indicating that the story is likely to tug at the heartstrings of audiences as well. As an actor, Cooper has been closely involved in the creative process of Rocket’s character development since the first Guardians of the Galaxy film. His emotional response to the film reflects his dedication and passion for the role.

Cooper also praised director James Gunn’s ability to wrap up the trilogy in a way only he could. According to Cooper, he was blown away by how the character’s origin story was brought to life in the final film, and the experience was “emotional” for him. Cooper discussed his conversation with Gunn about Rocket’s story arc, indicating that the director ensured that the character’s journey was satisfying and impactful.

Bradley Cooper’s Willingness to Work with James Gunn Again

Bradley Cooper'S Willingness To Work With James Gunn Again
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When asked about the possibility of continuing Rocket’s journey in future films, Bradley Cooper expressed his willingness to work with Gunn again, whether in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the world of DC Comics, where Gunn currently heads and has projects in production. Cooper’s enthusiasm for the character and the director suggests that there is more to come from Rocket in the future, even if the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is ending.

Rocket Racoon: The Heart of the Trilogy

Bradley Cooper also teased Rocket’s origin story, which is briefly alluded to in the trailer for the film. The trailer shows Rocket as an innocent animal who undergoes cruel experiments to become the character we know today. Fans eagerly anticipate how the film will explore Rocket’s backstory and how it will tie into the larger story of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

Rocket Racoon: The Heart Of The Trilogy
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In an exclusive look behind the scenes at the final film, Marvel President Kevin Feige stated that the heart of the trilogy lies in its found family. This sentiment was echoed by James Gunn, who added that the emotional center of the characters, who are all outsiders, drives the story of the new installment. Chris Pratt, who stars in the film, called it “another rock opera” and praised Gunn for his ability to wrap up the trilogy fantastically.

It’s no secret that the Guardians of the Galaxy films have uniquely resonated with audiences. The franchise’s blend of humor, heart, and action has struck a chord with viewers of all ages, and the found family dynamic at the core of the story has made the characters feel like old friends.

As the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy ends, fans can expect to see how Rocket’s story unfolds and how the found family dynamic continues to drive the franchise’s heart. The emotional response from Bradley Cooper is a testament to the impact that these characters have had on those who bring them to life, and it’s sure to be a powerful reminder of why we fell in love with the Guardians in the first place.