by Brett White
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is officially the most unpredictable comic book movie ever made. First they cast a sitcom star and a professional wrestler in bad ass roles usually reserved for proven movie stars, then they fill out the supporting ranks with Oscar-caliber actors like Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Djimon Hounsou, and Benicio del Toro, and now they go on and cast one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood as a talking raccoon.
That's right. Marvel.com has confirmed that Bradley Cooper is the voice of Rocket Raccoon.
Mark Millar is a man who knows what he wants — and when it comes to casting the adaptation of his and Leinil Yu's comic book series "Supercrooks," Millar wants a hangover.
The "Kick-Ass" creator posted a message on his blog today stumping for Bradley Cooper to play the lead role in a movie based on "Supercrooks," which tells the tale of a group of super-villains pulling off one last great heist.
"I am literally calling up his guys tomorrow and want to secure him as Johnny Bolt." writes Millar. "It's about TIME he did a super-movie and having him as a likeable super-villain in a super-heist flick sounds about perfect."
It's been a long, hard road for Relativity Media to try to get their "The Crow" reboot off the ground, but things are finally looking up for the planned project.
Last April, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo came on board and Bradley Cooper showed interest in the lead role, but The Weinstein Company sued Relativity soon after over distribution rights on the project. Today, Relativity sent out an alert to say that the suit has finally been settled amicably, and they will continue to move forward on the film.
Four days into 2012 and we already have a fairly huge rumor on our hands, this time dealing with the city of Metropolis and a certain heretofore unmentioned bald evil genius.
Cosmic Book News reports a massive rumor that none other than Bradley Cooper is set for a cameo appearance as Lex Luthor in "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder's big-screen reboot of the Superman mythos. Warner Bros. has not responded to our request for comment as of press time.
Bradley Cooper wasn’t an obvious pick to play the Crow. His acting resume hasn’t put him in the types of darker, goth-styled films that would suggest he’d be ready to slather his face in black paint and brooding scowls. But the same could’ve been said about a pre-"Dark Knight" Heath Ledger, so maybe the concept art we saw would’ve worked out.
As Cooper’s dropped out of the "Crow" remake, we’ll never know how it could’ve gone. Over at Empire, he talks about how things fell apart.
Every day, news of in-development film projects running aground pop up on the web, but it's far less common for those projects to yield a look at what might have been.
Such is the case with the now-stalled "The Crow" reboot, which was supposed to star Bradley Cooper. After Cooper left the project this past summer, would-be director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo also parted with the film, leaving the project stuck in the mud.
Yesterday, a handful of concept art images surfaced on the web giving fans a look at what a Bradley Cooper "Crow" would have looked like, courtesy of Shock Till You Drop.
If you were one of the many fans confused and disappointed by Bradley Cooper's possible casting in "The Crow," you can breathe a sigh of relief: the "Hangover" actor has fled the coop.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Cooper, previously attached for the lead role in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's adaptation of the James O'Barr graphic novel, has now departed "The Crow" due to scheduling conflicts.
Ironically enough, it's his upcoming "Paradise Lost" adaptation with original "Crow" director Alex Proyas that's reportedly keeping him from starring in the comic book movie.
It's been a few months since our last update on "The Crow," Relativity Media's upcoming remake of the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee. As of our last report, "Limitless" actor Bradley Cooper was in talks to star in the film with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") behind the camera, but the film was still in search of a screenwriter.
That search ended this week with the studio's announcement that "Watchmen" screenwriter Alex Tse will script the remake, and Cooper will indeed play the role of gothic hero Eric Draven, who's resurrected from the dead to avenge his wife's brutal murder. Read More...
Last week gave us a new director for "The Crow," and now we could have a casting announcement in the near future, too.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Limitless" star Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Relativity Media’s upcoming remake of "The Crow," with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo behind the camera.
"The Spanish director of 28 Days Later is said to have met with Cooper in Spain recently, where the two hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film," according to the report. "Relativity would not confirm the talks but sources say Cooper, currently in theaters in Relativity’s hit thriller Limitless, is keen to board the project." Read More...
Bradley Cooper is not The Flash. Or is he?
Despite rumors running rampant that the "Hangover" star is Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's favorite choice to star as Barry Allen in the forthcoming superhero movie, Cooper himself insists that there's no truth to the alleged casting. In fact, he hasn't even heard of the project.
"I've never heard anything about it ever in my life," Cooper told Superhero Hype when asked about the rumors. When informed that the idea of his casting had become widely reporter online, he added: "It's funny."
So, is Cooper out of the running? Not so fast. Read More...