Marvel’s Executive Vice President, Victoria Alonso has been talking about the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy and what they have planned for the mor complicated characters. Victoria says that they will be trying to use a mix of CG and motion capture to get what they need from Rocket Raccoon and Groot for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Alonso told Cinema Blend, “We’re going to do a combination. You can’t do any motion capture with a raccoon – they won’t let you put the suit on [laughs]. But we will do rotomation, probably, for some of the behavior.
He added, “Rocket will have his own personality, of course, and clearly we can’t do mocap on a tree, per say, but we definitely will have performers to emulate what James Gunn will lead to be the behavior and the performance. He’s very clear on where he wants to take the characters.”
As for the casting of these two characters, nothing has yet been confirmed but there have been rumours of Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler being lined up for the roles. The Guardians of the Galaxy film is written and directed by James Gunn and is set to be released on August 1, 2014.