Michael Rooker On What We Can Expect From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
The Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker talks more about his role as Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy, talking about what fans can expect from the movie and praising director James Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy won't hit theaters until August, but all the actors have been continuously talking about this movie. We haven't seen a trailer yet, so we didn't get to see the guardians in action, but we have seen some pretty great photos so far. That includes the set photos from back when they were filming. That also gave us our first look at a character many fans have been dying to see in this movie. The character played by The Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker, Yondu. In an interview with Unrendered Podcast (via ComicBook), Michael Rooker talked about his character's costume in the movie, what us fans can expect to see from the movie, and once again praises the director James Gunn. On the costume he will be wearing as his character Yondu and how it differs from the costume he wears in the comics, he says, “As you can see from some of the photos out there, I’m not in a loincloth. I don’t have a major, major fin thing that goes down my back. We haven’t visually gone with the way that Yondu was in the comics.” As many fans may know, Yondu was one of the original members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Rooker said that we can all expect “Lovely, beautiful colors” from the movie. He says, “What do you expect? It is a superhero movie. And I hope that you see it, and you’re going to be going ‘I’m going to see this again.’ That’s what I hope.”
As some may know, Michael Rooker has worked with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn in the past. Gunn previously directed the actor in "Slither" and "Super." He clearly really loves Gunn, and he has praised him in the past as well. On re-teaming with the director, he said “It was a beautiful shoot. James Gunn was an awesome, awesome director to work with again. I’ve worked with him before in the past, and it was great to get to do it again.” Rooker was then asked what attracts him to James Gunn as an artist. He had this to say: “It’s what attracts him to me, not what attracts me to him. You’ve got the wrong question there. [Laughing] We get along well. We’ve been good friends since our first film.” While continuing to praise Gunn, Rooker added, “He allows me to do my thing, and he has great comments. Very good director…when you’re lost in the woods, he can direct you.” Are you looking forward to Rooker's performance as Yondu, and when do you expect a first trailer? Sound off below, and remember that Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st!
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, and the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” will hit theaters on August 1, 2014!
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
Vin Diesel as Groot
John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey
Benicio del Toro as The Collector
Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
Djimon Hounsou as Korath
Karen Gillan as Nebula
RELEASE DATE: August 1st, 2014
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