Rocket Raccoon is such a fun and badass Marvel character, and he was awesome in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Bradley Cooper was cast as the voice of the sarcastic anti-hero, but the job could've gone to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Danny DeVito! The news came from Gunn himself during a Q&A event he held on his Facebook page not long ago. The director explained why it didn't work out, saying:
"In all honesty, Danny DeVito is one of the voices we tried out. But Danny DeVito is an older man now, and Rocket is not an older man. He's a younger man. And Danny DeVito's voice just wouldn't work."
DeVito definitely has that unique raspy voice that you'd expect to here from Rocket, and it's easy for me to imagine Rocket with his voice. I understand why Gunn decided to pass on DeVito, though, and Cooper ended up being the perfect choice in the end, and he'll be reprising his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which comes out on May 5th, 2017.
For those of you who are fans of Gunn, you can watch his entire Facebook Q&A below: