August 23, 2013 01:26:19 GMT
The 'Limitless' actor is expected to voice Rocket Raccoon in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', while the 'Oldboy' actress is courted for Scarlet Witch role in 'Avengers 2'.
Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen, as it turns out, are indeed eyeing two much-anticipated films of Marvel Studios as their next starring vehicles. The Hollywood Reporter confirms Latino Review's report on "The Hangover" actor Cooper as well as Bleeding Cool's on "Martha Marcy May Marlene" actress Olsen.
Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence's frequent collaborator ever since paired up in "Silver Linings Playbook", is in early talks to be the voice actor of Rocket Raccoon in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy". As for Olsen, the indie star has been in negotiations to leap into action as Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron".
If both Cooper and Olsen are eventually on board, the projects mark their first involvements in the Marvel universe. Each will join very exciting cast ensemble, with Cooper starring alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and more, and Olsen joining forces with some original members including Robert Downey Jr..
Oscar-nominated Cooper will next be seen in "Serena" and "American Hustle". Olsen, meanwhile, has completed filming her part in "Therese" and "Oldboy".
"Guardians of the Galaxy" will be out earlier than "Avengers 2". The former is set for August 2014 and the latter is slated to open in May 2015.