I certainly hope you’re not tired of stories about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga being single and possibly ready to mingle with each other, because they’re clearly not stopping any time soon. And they’re getting even more random. According to We Got This Covered, Bradley Cooper’s sassy raccoon character is getting a girlfriend in the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, and one of the names being thrown around to play her is Lady Gaga.
Despite it being pretty touch and go for a while, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is happening, with fired-then-rehired director James Gunn. WGTC says that a good chunk of the third film will be devoted to Rocket Raccoon’s backstory (Mark Hamill has allegedly been cast to play Rocket’s mysterious evil creator). WGTC says that the Film Updates Twitter account claims that Lady Gaga is reportedly being considered for the role of Lady Lylla, a sentient otter and love interest of Rocket. This may sound like some A Star is Born in a Galaxy fan fiction, but WGTC says that Film Updates is usually correct when they report on a rumor.
Lady Gaga is reportedly being considered for the role of Lylla, Rocket's love interest who is set to make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This would mark a reunion between Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who voices Rocket, after last year's A Star is Born. pic.twitter.com/rYTWzQFsSj
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) June 17, 2019
This could very well happen – after all, Lady Gaga is an Academy Award-nominated actress now, and Bradley Cooper likes working with her. But it also reeks of stunt casting and lies. It’s just a little too perfect. Gaga playing an otter. Otters swim in the water. “Shallow” has a water theme. I mean, come on. If the marketing team behind the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is suddenly interested in obvious and probably fake publicity stunts, might I suggest a “rumor” that Guardians 3 will also feature a full-frontal shot of Dave Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer getting out of a space sauna. At least give us a lie we can work with until it’s debunked.