Looks like a certain former Time Lord who traveled through time and space just may become a beloved member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Rumor has it that former Doctor Who actor David Tennant is set to voice Rocket Raccoon, the character who's being described as the “heart” of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy superhero movie.
The rumor began on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Facebook fanpage. The news has, quite frankly, received a boatload of skeptical replies following the news, with the site admin quickly replying that his info is legit and exclusive.
When he was on the red carpet for the London premiere of Iron Man 3, James Gunn guardedly said of the famous character:
“I think there’s – here’s the thing: there are a lot of people who have a lot of ideas of who is right for Rocket Raccoon Rocket Raccoon has been slightly different over the years, in the comic books, and within my scripts he is a very, very specific guy, and I think people are going to have to wait for a few weeks before they see.”
Fans have apparently been clamoring for someone who can speak with a British accent—which Scottish-born actor David Tennant can obviously do—although his Who accent has been described as more Estuary (meaning more from southern England); or with more of a Cockney accent. (Seriously, as long as it sounds British, it'll be all good to us.)
All accents aside, we think Tennant would absolutely be the perfect man for the job. That would just be brilliant. Come on, Marvel guys, what are you waiting for? Allons-Y!
(via Screen Rant)