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Should Vin Diesel do the voice of Rocket Racoon? Will Scarlett Witch wear a leotard in Avengers 2? Is Superman vs. Batman a good idea? What does the audition script of Doctor Who say?

Q&A: What voice will Vin Diesel be in Guardians of the Galaxy?
We get a lot of great questions from our Twitter page, so here's a longer answer to the question above.
Assuming they're hiring Vin Diesel for his great voice and they still don't have voices for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie characters Groot and Rocket Raccoon. My money is on Rocket Racoon.

Sounds stupid right? Here's the thing, Rocket Racoon has a long history in the comics. He started out in a "funny animal comic," but his character evolved dramatically. At one point he was the leader of the Guardians because of his military skills. Director James Gunn said he's the most important character in the movie because if Rocket Racoon doesn't work, the movie doesn't work. "You say, 'Oh, there's a talking raccoon. How does that exist?'" Gunn said. "You really take it backwards from there and say, 'How would that exist?' It's not about creating Bugs Bunny in the middle of the Avengers," Gunn said. "This is about creating a character that's a little animal that was taken and experimented on and pulled apart and put back together again and implanted with cybernetics. He's half machine and half raccoon, and he's a little gnarled, miserable, pretty angry creature because there's nothing else like him. It's not easy to be."

So I think Diesel would be perfect because a voice like that demands respect.

That, or he's trying out for Black Panther, which would be wrong.

Here's this week's top ten geeky bits of the Internet.

10. Guy proposed to his girlfriend by modding a game of Contra (via /Blastr)

9. The Movies of 2015 (by /Film)
We’re only half way through 2013 and the 2015 calendar is already quickly becoming crammed with sequels, reboots, adaptations and adaptations.

8. Jessica Stank is offering free copies of her books! (via Closet Geek Gurl)

7. Joss Whedon Hints At Scarlet Witch Costume in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (via Screenrant)

"She might wear a headband or something that might echo it. The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body, and when they paint something you can not only tell how it's gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it'll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I'm excited to see the designs. Obviously we want to echo the look that people know, but there's the classic look and the Ultimates look, but you have to do it in a way that will work. But it can't be too old school... she can't wear a leotard." - Whedon

6. Huffington Post has an article on why Batman Vs Superman Is a Terrible Idea

5. Read the official scripts people are using to audition for the 12th Doctor (via Blastr)

Here's a sample
The new Doctor is checking out the new body. Clara, watching. It’s been a few minutes, they’re both still adjusting.
THE DOCTOR: Right then, eyesight. Not bad, bit blue. Ears – not pointy, right way up, more or less level. Face – well I’ve got one. Oh, no -French!
CLARA: French.
THE DOCTOR: I’ve deleted French! Plus all cookery skills, and the breast stroke. And hopping. Never mind hopping, who needs to hop. Ohh, the kidneys are interesting. Never had that before – interesting kidneys.
CLARA: Are you all right?
THE DOCTOR: I don’t know, do I look all right?
CLARA: I don’t know.
THE DOCTOR: How’s the face? Seems all right from the inside. Nice action, responsive. Bit less heft on the chin. How is it?
CLARA: It’s… okay.
CLARA: It’s a bit… you know.
THE DOCTOR: No I don’t, I haven’t seen it yet.
CLARA: Maybe it’s just new.
THE DOCTOR: Have you changed height?
4. Orphan Black reveals how it can film three Tatiana Maslanys at once (via io9)

3. Voyage Trekkers Season 2 Finale "Revenge of the Lizard Men" (pt.2)!

2. Robocop (2014): 10 Things Learned At Comic-Con (via Total Film)
The upcoming Robocop reboot fills me with dread, but Total Film has a list of encouraging facts from the film. One of which is that Murphy starts out paralyzed and the suit helps him move. It has a "combat mode" which takes over and forces him to do OCPs bidding instead of the "Prime Directives." I still it's unnecessary, but not terrible.

1. Boba Fett \Wolverine Mashup Cosplay (via He Geek She Geek)

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  1. Bobarine?
    Not excited about the Robocop remake either. What was wrong with the original? And will the guy covered in acid still be hit by the car?
    Diesel would fit the voice very well. He'd be edgy and annoyed. And cocky.

  2. Very cool links! I, especially, liked the Doctor script.....very interesting :)

  3. The Scarlet Witch's costume is awesome. A bit showy, though.

    I like Vin's rich voice.

  4. I'd prefer Diesel to voice Groot.

  5. I see where you went with the Diesel for Rocket Racoon. I always envisioned someone who can bring a Cockney accent to the character, or at least a good British one. Thats why when David Tennant was rumored for the part back in May, I thought he would be great. (not that I am biased toward all things Doctor Who) Speaking of, am I the only one who reads the 12th doctor script in Matt Smith's voice? I agree with TS Diesel could do Groot all he needs to say is "I am Groot".

  6. Lots happening. Did you hear there will be a Sharknado 2? Love the Scarlet witch's costume. I want one.

  7. I'll never understand why they do remakes goods movies Alex. Especially with all the rotten movies out there.


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