Bradley Cooper would be added to a stellar cast for director James Gunn’s space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy: Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio del Toro, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou , Dave Bautista, and Vin Diesel (who was most recently cast as Groot).
This week, we dive back into the exchanging of fists, but Larry King suggested we put an animal spin on the brawl.
One of the Faithful Spoilerites sent in this suggestion for the poll of the week – Animals Fighting! Now while we don’t condone dog fights, cock fights, or other forms of animal cruelty, when the animals in question are fictional, and are already maiming and killing, it seems reasonable enough to toss the little buggers in the ring and let them go at it.
Entering the ring this week are Rocket Raccoon and Dex-Starr!
Dex-Starr is a Red Lantern who, upon his first appearance in the comics, murders the Sinestro Corps Member from Sector 3 with his Red Lantern vomit. Dex-Starr hails from Earth in Sector 2814. It is assumed that he was on Ysmault during the assault by the Lost Lanterns and the Alpha Lanterns.
Rocket Raccoon comes from Halfworld, in the Keystone Quadrant, an abandoned colony for the mentally ill where the animal companions were genetically manipulated to grant them human level intelligence and bipedal body construction for many to become caretakers of the inmates. Rocket was Halfworld’s chief law officer (“ranger”) who protected the colony against various threats.
Rocket Raccoon acts as the “Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant”, an area of outer space sealed off from the rest of the cosmos by the so-called Galacian Wall. Rocket is captain of the starship Rack ‘n’ Ruin, and he and his first mate Wal Russ (a talking walrus) come from the planet Halfworld, half of which is inhabited by other talking animals, and half of which is inhabited by automatons.
Two animals enter, one will leave… victorious!