A while back, some rumors came out that hinted at the plot for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It seemed to have a heavy focus on Rocket and his origins. We would see the first appearance of the High Evolutionary and his homeworld Halfworld. As such, the film would also introduce his love interest Lylla. The humanoid Otter made an appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy video game series by Telltale Games. Bradley Cooper has given us an amazing performance for the character throughout the Guardians and Avengers films. After his performance in A Star is Born, there has been a lot of hope for Lady Gaga to appear in an upcoming film alongside him. It seems that this wish might potentially come true given some rumors, as Hollywood Life is pointing to her potentially appearing in the upcoming Guardians film.
“There is a very strong possibility that Lady Gaga and Bradley will be working together again on Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Only some cast names have been released but the word is Bradley will reprise his role of Rocket Raccoon and Gaga will play his love interest. Their characters are animated but still, it’s exciting. Audiences want them together and certainly everyone recognizes that appeal, they’re box office gold together, it’s very likely that this will happen.”
This casting would be great for the film on many levels. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have shown to have incredible chemistry which could give us some very emotional moments. This story would also come off of Avengers: Endgame that comes with a lot of emotional baggage for many of the characters. After losing everyone he cared about some old memories would come back to haunt him and he may want to fix something he left behind. Moreover, the franchise has a strong tie to music so maybe there is a song that Lylla use to sing that strongly resonates with Rocket. While it most likely won’t be Shallow, there is an interesting new way to weave the importance of music into the film’s plot. The film has yet to enter pre-production so take this rumor with a grain of salt.
What do you think of this casting rumor?
Source: Hollywood Life