Michael Rooker On GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's 'Groot' And Fans' Growing Enthusiasm
Explaining how Groot is not a “talking tree,” Guardians of the Galaxy 'Yondu' actor Michael Rooker discusses the increasing interest in the Marvel adaptation among the fans. Check it out after the jump!
After chatting with Jaimie Alexander, Forbes blogger Mark Hughes spoke with The Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker during Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo this weekend. Speaking about the notion that Groot, voiced by Vin Diesal, is just a talking tree, Rooker objects: “Groot is not a tree, he’s a different being from a different universe. And he’s not like a tree the way we have trees. We use it for cordwood, for cooking and heating our homes. Groot is a whole different being from a whole different galaxy, somewhere you don’t even know where he’s from. I don’t even know where he’s from. He just happens to look like bark.” About the fans' growing interest in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Michael Rooker said, “It’s a great series, I love the old series and the new one’s pretty cool, too. So I think it’s helping people go back and look at the series if they haven’t seen it yet. Then they get all high about it, and it’s awesome.” What do you think?
“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, with Vin Diesal as Groot and Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is scheduled for release August 1, 2014!
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