Though Rocket Racoon was among the characters spared at the climax of Avengers: Infinity War, the Guardians of the Galaxy regular probably wasn’t feeling all that lucky, seeing how most of his friends perished in the events of the Marvel mega-hit – including his closest pal Groot, who turned to dust before the Racoon’s own eyes.
So if there’s anyone you’d expect not to be a Thanos sympathizer, it would be Rocket actor Bradley Cooper, and yet the director of A Star Is Born can apparently see where the Mad Titan was coming from when he chose to wipe out half the universe. Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Cooper argued that one of the most intriguing things about this genocidal villain is that he kind of has a point.
“Yeah. It was amazing.” Cooper explained. “That’s why that movie works. Thanos is… What a character. The fact that he made you, kind of, go like ‘He’s got a point, right? He’s got a point.’ And part of me is like ‘I’m glad he’s sitting there on his chair, with the sun coming down.’ I mean, I hate that half of the world’s dead, but there’s a part of me that’s like, ‘He succeeded!’ I don’t know what that says about me.”
Perhaps it’s best not to analyze too deeply what this could say about Cooper, but if part of him really was pleased that Thanos completed his mission then the upcoming Avengers 4 might come as a disappointment. Guardians co-star Dave Bautista has already let it slip that we’ll be seeing more of the dusted characters in next year’s film, and with Spider-Man: Far From Home just around the corner, it’s clear that Thanos’ purging of the universe is going to be somehow undone.
We’ll see how that plays out when the Avengers: Infinity War sequel comes out on May 3rd, 2019, but in the meantime, someone should maybe keep a close eye on Cooper and make sure he’s not planning anything sinister.