Here’s a surprising fact: While Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper are a key part of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast, the duo has never appeared on the set of the movies. This has been recently revealed by director James Gunn in reply to a fan’s comment on social media. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper play the role (or rather, voice the characters) of Groot and Rocket Raccoon who share great chemistry onscreen. The two spend most of their time in the voice recording booth than on the set, where their characters have stunt doubles for them to get the eyelines right.
Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper Have Never Been On The Guardians Set!!
While two are seemingly on a busy schedule – considering their stardom – Diesel has been headlining other known franchises while Cooper has been helming his own films. Hence, it shouldn’t really come as a huge surprise to many that they haven’t really been to the set. However, it’s still quite weird to think that two main characters have never seen the film set in person after two films and one-holiday special.
“Rocket’s acting and motion capture is always done by [Sean Gunn],” Gunn told a fan in the comments of an Instagram post (via The Direct). “The voice is done by Bradley. Neither Vin nor Bradley have ever been on a Guardians set.”
If the two (and the fans) have a little luck on their side, it’s possible that one of them can be bought in as a celebrity guest in the Holiday special of the Guardians of the Galaxy. In terms of overall tone, this might fit more with the brand than it did in the case of Star Wars. However, if not, it’s not really the case that the two stars have been missing out on the experience of a Hollywood set anyway.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be the next Guardians film set to release and while we do not have many details about the film yet, a new bit of information was revealed earlier this week, with an announcement that Peacemaker star Chukwudi Iwuji has been brought in for a role that almost “every major Hollywood star wanted.” There is no confirmation on which role does Iwuji plays but the actor was featured in the picture shared by James Gunn on his social media alongside Will Poulter, who was earlier confirmed to be joining the cast to play Adam Warlock.