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Chopper from Star Wars Rebels is built and comes to life in the real world and meets R2-D2! [video]

Take a look at this great behind the scenes video from Star Wars.com that shows off how the new astromech droid from Star Wars Rebels, Chopper, was built in real life. Created by the builders at LucasFilm Chopper had the chance to meet the crew of the show as well as his astromech cousin R2-D2!
"Chopper is the grumpy, lazy, yet ultimately heroic astromech droid of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series -- and Lucasfilm has brought him to life. In this new video, go behind the scenes to see how a fully functioning Chopper was designed, built, and finally, introduced to his creators and to the world." The finished result for Chopper looked amazing and watching Chopper and R2-D2 interact with each other is an incredible amount of fun!



Source: YouTube - Star Wars

New sizzle trailer for the 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray for Ghostbusters 1 and 2! [video]

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters, Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing a special Blu-Ray Anniversary Edition for Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2. The trailer below offers a look at some of the new special features that look like they'll be a lot of fun to watch. You can get the Blu-Ray Anniversary Edition on September 16, 2014!



Source: YouTube - Sony Pictures Entertainment

Everything you need to know about Marvel's Doctor Strange! [video]

In preparation for the possible upcoming Marvel film for Doctor Strange, Mr. Sunday Movies created another of his funny and brilliant "Everything You Need To Know" videos. Focusing on Doctor Strange, obviously, this video walks fans through who the character is, what his powers are, weaknesses, and who his villains are. So sit back and get ready to be schooled in all things Doctor Strange!



Source: Mr. Sunday Movies

Brock Baker impressively voices all original 151 Pokemon! [video]

Can't get enough Pokemon? Sit back and watch Brock Baker, "The Man of a Kajillion Voices", attempts to voice the original 151 Pokémon in just 8 minutes! Brock does a great job but what makes the video worth watching is the fact that he has fun throughout the video and even makes fun of himself at points. You can see that he is just having fun with this video and it makes it enjoyable to watch.



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Fan art shows off vintage Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy cocktail posters!

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Artist Dave Wilkins mixed two of Gotham's sexiest villains with cocktails to create two fantastic Batman inspired drink posters! Featuring Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy these classic looking advertisements will entice any bar patron out there. Which would you want to try; Harley's Sour Smash or Ivy's Elixir with Wormwood?



Source: Deviant Art - Dave Wilkins

Stunning time lapse video of The Legend of Zelda watercolor art by Mary Doodles! [video]

Take a look at this fantastic video from Mary Doodles shows shows off her beautiful watercolor paintings of characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise. This time lapse video shows Mary Doodles painting Link, Epona, Princess Zelda, and Ganondorf.

You don't often get to see artists using watercolors but Mary Doodles does an amazing job with them here. The paintings are immaculately done and the end result is stunning. I really love how she started out each painting with the Triforce and continued the painting around it. I know Zelda fans out there (as well as artists) will love this.



Source: YouTube - Mary Doddles

New trailer for the CW's The Flash offers fun new footage! [video]

A new promotional trailer has been released by the CW for their upcoming show The Flash! This new promo is called "In a Flash" and offers some fun new footage. 

"After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash."
The Flash will air on the CW on October 7, 2014.



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See the evolution of Jurassic Park's raptor suits! [video]

The velociraptor is one of the most feared dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films but is also one of the most loved. Stan Winston Studio created many of the brutal dinosaurs from the film and have shared a really nice video that captures the evolution of the raptor suits used in the films. Take a step behind the scenes and see what went into creating this iconic animal.
"Stan Winston Studio created multiple raptors for JURASSIC PARK, including full-size cable-controlled puppets, half-puppets, insert legs and men-in-suits.  This exclusive "Making of" video, narrated by raptor suit performer, 25-year SWS supervisor & co-founder of Legacy Effects, John Rosengrant, walks you through the evolution of JURASSIC PARK's raptor suits, from first foam fabricated "garbage bag test" to the finished suits that you see in the final film."
Enjoy.



Source: YouTube - Stan Winston School

Take a tour of the new TARDIS console room from Doctor Who season 8! [video]

With the start of the eighth season of Doctor Who just one day away BBC America has released a brilliant behind-the-scenes tour of the new TARDIS interior! When Peter Capaldi zooms around all of time and space with Clara he will be doing so with a slightly updated console room. The tour is led by show's production designer, Michael Pickwoad.

The new console room has a redesigned console with all new buttons and levers, bookshelves with Gallifreyan and Earth influences, and even a chalkboard for scribbling down all sorts of thoughts and calculations.

Step into the TARDIS and have a look around.



A big thank you to my girlfriend, Jackie, for bringing this video to my attention.

Source: YouTube - BBC America

Hilarious video shares the "origin" of Dark Link from The Legend of Zelda! [video]

Check out this absolutely hilarious video that shares the "origin" of the character Dark Link from the The Legend of Zelda franchise! I laughed throughout this entire video and I know that all gamers out there will as well.



"Woah woah woah. There aint no dark magic here. I'm just black. We come like that sometimes."

Source: YouTube - The Warp Zone

Director David Yates is in talks to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

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It appears that a familiar name to the Harry Potter franchise may be returning!

Director David Yates is quite familiar with the franchise having directed four of the eight films; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Variety is reporting that Yates is now in talks to return to the franchise to direct the upcoming spin-off trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There is currently no word if an agreement has been made.

The script for Fantastic Beasts is currently being worked on by book series author J.K. Rowling and it will follow the Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The film is said to follow the adventures of the fictional textbook's author, Newt Scamander.

If Yates agrees to sign on to the film he will join it once his commitments with Tarzan are finished this November. Are you excited to see David Yates possibly return to the…

Fantastic video gets fans caught up on Doctor Who seasons 6 and 7! [video]

In honor of the upcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, The Fine Bros (Benny and Rafi) have created a new video in which they explain the events of seasons 6 and 7 in full spoilery detail! The Fine Bros do these video in a single take and in order to get this video done it took 28 attempts!
"Doctor Who returns for Series 8 on August 23rd. We present a recap of Series 6 and 7 so you can be fully caught up to watch and enjoy the Series 8 premiere with your friends and make them think you actually know the series when in reality you just spent 9 minutes watching this video. This is part of our SPOILERS brand of content." Sit back and enjoy seasons 6 and 7 of Doctor Who!



Source: YouTube - TheFineBros

Pierce Brosnan reveals that he turned down the role of Batman from Tim Burton!

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Actor Pierce Brosnan has revealed some surprising information in his recent Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything"). The actor may be best known for playing the British spy James Bond but it appears that he could have also been the Dark Knight in Tim Burton's original Batman film!

Director Tim Burton offered Brosnan the role however for the 1989 film but Brosnan thought that the character would never be taken seriously on the big screen. Here is what Brosnan had to say about turning down the role as Batman:
"Yes, I did. I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I? Don't get me wrong, because I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman. As a kid in Ireland, we used to get our raincoats and tie them round our neck and swing through the bicycle shed..." Ho…

Watch as Harry Potter is explained in just 2 minutes! [video]

If you are a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise but do not have time at the moment to sit and read the books or watch the films then I have just the video for you! Sit back and enjoy Mashable's video that explains Harry Potter in just 2 minutes! This summary of the franchise is extremely funny and will certainly entertain all fans out there. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Mashable

Image of Henry Cavil on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set shows off the new Superman suit!

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Straight from the Detroit, Michigan set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes the first set photo of actor Henry Cavill in his new Superman suit! We have of course seen the official image of Cavill as Superman but until now images of Cavill from the set of the film have either had him dressed as Clark Kent or the large black cloak you see in this image was closed over his Superman suit. All that is in the past though. Take a look at the image below to get a look at the new Superman suit. 
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Source: MTV News

New extended UK trailer is released for Gotham! [video]

An all new extended trailer for Fox's upcoming show Gotham has been released for the UK and it gives fans some great new footage! Watch as Detective James Gordon meets a young Bruce Wayne and comes across individuals who will become some of Gotham's most feared villains.
Show Synopsis:
"Gotham is the origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Brave, earnest and eager to prove himself, the newly minted detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne.…

Jimmy Fallon plays GoldenEye 007 with Pierce Brosnan! [video]

GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 is marked as one of the  best video games of all time and is loved by gamers all over the world. Last night on The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon had actor Pierce Brosnan (the star of the film and game GoldenEye) on the show and he took the opportunity to do something every gamer would jump at the chance to; play GoldenEye 007 with Pierce Brosnan! The result is truly funny!



Source: YouTube - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Premiere dates for Star Wars Rebels are released!

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The premiere date for the highly anticipated Disney show Star Wars Rebels has officially been released! Star Wars Rebels will be airing first with an one hour special titled "Spark of the Rebellion" on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9pm ET on the Disney Channel! (Fans however can catch this special on September 29, 2014 on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app.) When the show airs worldwide it will be airing in 33 languages and in 163 countries around the world!

The show will then have its series' premiere date on October 13, 2014 on Disney XD at 9pm ET.
"Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabin…

R+L=J: Who are Jon Snow's parents in Game of Thrones? [video]

There are a lot of fan theories out there about who Jon Snow's real parents are in the books A Song of Ice and Fire and show Game of Thrones. Let's take a look at one theory that makes a whole lot of sense that uses the fan favorite equation R+L=J.

*This video has spoilers for Book 1-2/Seasons1-4. (*Book 2/Season 2-4 spoilers are minor.)



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5 ways Batman could beat Superman in a fight (without kryptonite)! [video]

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being filmed, the debate of who would actually win in a fight between the two characters has once again been given new life. The fans are widely split on what the answer is. Superman's strength clearly gives him the edge but then again we have seen Batman take him downa  few times. So lets take a look at five ways that Batman could defeat Superman (without the use of kryptonite).



Source: YouTube - Mr. Sunday Movies

Jurassic Park featurette shows off the "before and after" aspects of the film's visual effects! [video]

Jurassic Park will always be one of my favorite films. I remember seeing it in theaters as a child and I grinned ear to ear throughout the entire film and beamed with excitement. (I was/am a big fan of dinosaurs.) One of the truly amazing things about this film is how well the visual effects have stood up after all this time.

Take a look at this really cool Jurassic Park featurette that focuses on mixing the live action elements of the film together with the visual effects elements. This "Before and After" video is really cool to watch and makes you appreciate the work that went into creating such an amazing film.

Enjoy!



Source: /Film

This LEGO Ghostbusters fan film is a lot of fun! [video]

Check out this really fun LEGO Ghostbusters fan film that recreates the first quarter of the original film.
"This is an homage to the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters movie made with everyones favorite toy... LEGO bricks. With the LEGO Ideas set 21108 that came out this year, I had to do a brickfilm to make the Ecto-1 shine again. Or course, I had to put a lot of ghosts into it, so I added some famous movie "ghosts" as well as a new one. There is no LEGO "Slimer", so I found someone else (who eat a lot) to fill in." Enjoy!



Behind the scenes:



Source: YouTube - MonsieurCaron
Source: YouTube - MonsieurCaron

Adrianne Palicki cast as Bobbi Morse / Mockingbird in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

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Actress Adrianne Palicki first popped on our television screens on the show Friday Night Lights and recently almost returned as Wonder Woman in NBC's failed pilot. All that is behind her now as she is ready to burst back onto our screen as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

It has been confirmed that Adrianne Palicki will be joining the ABC show Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird! Agents Koenig and Koenig (actor Patton Oswalt) of S.H.I.E.L.D. shared the announcement of Mockingbird during a San Diego Comic Con announcement video but did not share who would be playing her.

It is being reported that Mockingbird will appear in the fifth episode of the second season with potential to return to the show.

The character will appear in the fifth episode of the second season with the potential to return. It is also said that "the episode will find her popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team." It would be really cool to see this…

Honest Trailers - Captain America: The Winter Soldier! [video]

Screen Junkies has just released an Honest Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it is extremely funny on many levels. This was seriously a great film so it's great to see what they come up with to talk about.
"Revisit the far superior sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, a story of popsicle assassins and 90-year-old soldiers that was…actually really good. This one was hard, you guys." Creating an Honest Trailer for a fantastic movie must have been difficult but they still did a great job!



Source: YouTube - Screen Junkies

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy!

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There are certain times when you come across a cosplay so perfect that you truly do not need to say much about it for it to really shine. This is certainly one of those times. Let me introduce you to Karin Olava, a cosplayer and costume enthusiast from Norway. Karin recently put together a perfect Nebula cosplay from the hit Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. In the film Nebula is portrayed by actress Karen Gillan but if she ever needs a break a stand in has been found that will surprise even James Gunn! Coincidentally, director James Gunn has commented on Karin's photos and spoke about how great they are and Karen Gillan retweeted a photo of Karin's cosplay!

Karin Olava did the Nebula makeup herself and created the cosplay as well. You can see from the photos below how much detail went into this stunning cosplay. From here I'll let the cosplay do all the talking because it says more for itself than I ever could. Amazingly well done, Karin!
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J.K. Rowling writes up a small biography for the Harry Potter character Celestina Warbeck!

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When you create something as big as the Harry Potter franchise it is hard to just walk away and it seems this is the case for author J.K. Rowling. She recently wrote a great piece from the perspective of the Daily Prophet journalist Reeta Skeeter about the recent Quidditch World Cup. Now Rowling has set her sights on a lesser known character from the Harry Potter universe, Celestina Warbeck.

Fans of the Harry Potter books will recognize the name Celestina Warbeck as Molly Weasley's favorite singer. Celestina Warbeck sang hit songs such as "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love" and "You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me". Although she is not mentioned in the films, Molly Weasley is playing "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love" during the Half Blood Prince scene where the Weasleys and friends are gathered for the holidays.

In what must be in honor of Celestina's birthday, August 18th, J.K. Rowling wrote up a small biography for the character which can…

Disney Infinity fans will get to purchase a Toy Box Bundle Pack focusing on Disney characters this fall! [video]

Disney Infinity 2.0 is quickly approaching but not everyone may be excited to purchase a bundle pack that centers around Marvel characters. Some gamers just want to have fun with the more classic Disney characters. Well don't worry, Disney Infinity has heard your concerns! A special "Toy Box Bundle Pack" will be available this fall for $60 which will include Merida and Stitch figures, two Toy Box game discs (Brave Forest Siege and Stitch's Tropical Rescue), the Infinity Base, and the Disney Infinity 2.0 game.

Its currently known that Toys 'R' Us will have this bundle but this particular bundle will not be available the day of launch. This bundle will become available in November. Gamers may have to wait a tiny bit but this is a great alternative to those not interested in the Marvel playsets. If gamers who purchase this set wish to play the Marvel playsets later, this game and base will work with all Disney Infinity figures and 2.0 playsets.



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New trailer for Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shows off action from the last three Season 2 episodes! [video]

The trailer for the Nickelodeon show Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that was shown at San Diego Comic Con has been released and it shows fans what they can expect in the show's upcoming final three episodes. In the trailer we get a sneak peek at some returning characters and it looks like we are in for three great episodes.
"In the finale, Leo and Donnie disagree about their plan to stop the Kraang invasion, and when Leo makes a critical mistake, he is separated from the team and Donnie must step up as a leader."
The final three episodes of the second season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will air on Nickelodeon next month.
I should also note that in Season 3 Seth Green (Family Guy) will be replacing Jason Biggs (American Pie) as the voice of Leonardo. Voice actors Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Gregory Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder) will all be returning to their roles.



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Second new Star Wars Rebels short is released! [video]

The newest Star Wars Rebels short has been released by Lucas Film and Disney and this time it centers around Sabine Wren and her artistic nature. The new short is titled "Art Attack" and it makes you realize that Sabine will be one fun character to watch develop throughout the series.
"In “Art Attack,” a special Star Wars Rebels short, Sabine sneaks into an Imperial compound, looking to create a diversion for her friends aboard the Ghost. Spotted by stormtroopers, she proves too quick to be captured – and leaves behind an explosive surprise." Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Star Wars

Doctor Who Season 8 episode titles are officially released!

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The entice fans about the upcoming season further, the BBC has officially released the episode titles of all of Doctor Who's Season 8 episodes along with their writers and directors!

Here is the Season 8 information that was officially released:
"Episode 1: Deep Breath.
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley  Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.  Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy  Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon  Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon  Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Murphy  Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst  Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst  Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jami…

All 80 power discs are revealed for Disney Infinity 2.0! [video]

Fans have been getting glimpses of new Disney Infinity 2.0 power discs randomly at various Disney events but thanks to Infinity Inquirer we can now see all 80 discs!

Disney Infinity 2.0 will have two separate series of power discs. The Marvel Super Heroes series will have 40 discs and the Disney Originals series will also have 40 discs.

For those not yet "in the know", power discs for Disney Infinity and Disney Infinity 2.0 are discs that you place on the infinity base to give characters special abilities or items while in game. Circular discs will give your character stat boosts while hexagonal disks are used in the Toy Box and provide either textures to your Toy Box world or items for your characters to use such as weapons or vehicles. See all 80 Disney Infinity 2.0 power discs in the video below and see if you can name all the franchises the discs are from! (Some are very obscure, like Gus the football kicking donkey from the 1976 film Gus starring Don Knotts.)



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Original, unaltered Star Wars trilogy could possibly be coming to Blu-Ray!

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Fans have been wanting one thing in particular for a very long time and there have even been rumors in the past that they may get it. However, time came and went and nothing happened. Now once again the rumors are coming around but this time the sources are a lot more reliable. What do the fans want? A re-release of the original, unaltered Star Wars trilogy! To once again see A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi as they did when they were younger in the late 70s through to the early 90s.

It is being reported that Disney is currently working on plans to re-release the original cut of the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-Ray. This is great news but I am curious if they will only be releasing it on Blu-Ray. What about DVDs?

It seems that the reason that this project has taken so long is that some of the original negatives of the film have been damaged since the film was originally shot. In the past George Lucas commented about how he only wanted the Special Editio…

Marvel's new book Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie looks amazing! [video]

A beautiful new book has been released by Marvel to showcase the art of Guardians of the Galaxy! Titled Guardians of the Galaxy: The Art of the Movie, this book is 336 pages of absolute amazing information and photos. The list price for the book is $50 but fans can find it on Amazon for $40.
"Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: THE ART OF THE MOVIE is a deluxe keepsake volume that provides an insider's look into the making of the highly anti cipated film directed by James Gunn, and starring Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio Del Toro as the Collector."
Watch the video below …