THE WALKING DEAD’s Michael Rooker To Play ‘Yondu’ In Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

After finishing his run as Merle Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Michael Rooker has found his next high profile gig. He previously expressed interest in reteaming with director and close friend James Gunn on Marvel Studios’ upcoming space epic Guardians Of The Galaxy, which led to his being fancast as Rocket Raccoon. Rooker IS appearing in the film (which begins filming this summer), but not as a gun toting ‘coon. He has been cast as Yondu, “a game hunter of a primitive tribe native to Centauri IV, the first planet system to be colonized outside of the Sun’s solar system. The character is a founding member of the original Guardians Of The Galaxy team in the 1960s comic books. Chris Pratt will star as, ahem, Star-Lord, with Dave Bautista on board as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana in talks to play Gamora.  Still remaining to be filled are the roles of Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Guardians Of The Galaxy is set to hit theaters August 1st, 2014. [Deadline]

TWD_Michael_Rooker

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s