THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Michael Rooker On What Savant Brings To The Team; Wants An HBO Max Series - EXCLUSIVE

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Star Michael Rooker On What Savant Brings To The Team; Wants An HBO Max Series - <font color=red>EXCLUSIVE</font>

Talking to us to promote his new movie Love and Monsters (out this Friday), Michael Rooker reveals what Savant brings to Task Force X, while also demanding his own HBO Max series alongside Peacemaker!

Love and Monsters premieres at home and in select theaters on October 16th from Paramount Pictures, and takes place seven years after the "Monsterpocalypse." Humanity has been forced to hide underground, but Joel (Dylan O'Brien) decides to embark on a dangerous mission to reunite with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick) after reconnecting with her over the radio. However, with dangerous monsters standing in his way, their reunion isn't going to be an easy one. 

Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War) are also part of the cast, and we recently caught up with the former to discuss his role in the movie. 

We'll bring you that tomorrow, but while we had the legendary actor on the phone, we had to ask about his role in The Suicide Squad. Aware that he's likely unable to say too much about the secretive DC Comics project, we wondered what it is that Savant brings to this team of villains. 

"Savant bring everything to this team...but how do you know they're villains?" Rooker responded. "How do you know Savant or any of these guys are villains? These guys are...they're tough, okay, but villains I don't know. Maybe in the past they were villains because it's Suicide Squad. It's basically the same idea, but it's a totally different set up, man."

Could it that instead of being made up of villains, this Task Force X roster is searching for redemption? Rooker wouldn't say, but he did tell us this: "It's really different, and Savant brings...hair back in style. My hair. Dude, my hair as Savant should have its own credit. Absolutely. Above my credit as the actor. Savant's hair [Laughs] should be the lead character in this movie."

Recently, we learned that a Peacemaker spinoff TV series is in the works with John Cena reprising his role from The Suicide Squad. So, has Rooker been on the phone to his good friend James Gunn to ask whether Savant can get his own show on the HBO Max streaming service? 

"How about that, man? I think everybody should be on the phone to James Gunn," the actor joked. "Everybody out there listening, get on the phone to James Gunn and say, 'Michael Rooker wants his own series, dammit! And he wants it now!' [Laughs] It pays to have muscles in this day and age, doesn't it? Oh my God, John is way more than just muscles. This guy is so much fun, and we had a blast together on set and it all ended up being really fun stuff."

Savant is certainly rocking a unique look in the DC Comics movie, and with Rooker playing the character, you just know he's going to be a highlight. The actor is also a standout in Love and Monsters, and you can check out an exclusive clip from the upcoming movie in the player below:
 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
PEACEMAKER: 5 DC Characters Confirmed For The Series (And 5 More We Need To See)

PEACEMAKER: 5 DC Characters Confirmed For The Series (And 5 More We Need To See)

With The Suicide Squad spinoff series Peacemaker making some big casting additions, we're now recapping which characters have been added to the HBO Max show...along with those we want to join them!
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Adds Sylvester Stallone In A Mystery Role, Reuniting Him With GOTG 2 Director James Gunn

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Adds Sylvester Stallone In A Mystery Role, Reuniting Him With GOTG 2 Director James Gunn

While principal photography has wrapped, it looks like a round of additional filming may have picked up, as Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he's joined the cast of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad!
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Commemorates Stan The Man Lee Two Years After His Passing

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Director James Gunn Commemorates Stan "The Man" Lee Two Years After His Passing

Today is a day of remembrance for comic book fans, as the news of Stan Lee's passing reached us on November 12, 2018. Director James Gunn has now taken to social media to share his tribute...
Latest Headlines
ETERNALS: Marvel Comics Releases Trailer For New Series Revealing That The Team Will Face Thanos

ETERNALS: Marvel Comics Releases Trailer For New Series Revealing That The Team Will Face Thanos

Marvel Comics has released a trailer for the new Eternals series coming out in January, and as well as crossing paths with The Avengers, the team looks set to take on their fellow Eternal, Thanos...
THE NEW MUTANTS Honest Trailer Definitely Doesn't Shy Away From Skewering Fox's Final X-MEN Film

THE NEW MUTANTS Honest Trailer Definitely Doesn't Shy Away From Skewering Fox's Final X-MEN Film

We finally have an Honest Trailer for Josh Boone's The New Mutants, and it won't surprise you to learn that Fox's final X-Men film takes an absolute beating from the hilarious team at Screen Junkies!
WONDER WOMAN 1984: An Incredible New Look At The Golden Eagle Armor Has Been Revealed

WONDER WOMAN 1984: An Incredible New Look At The Golden Eagle Armor Has Been Revealed

Following the release of those action-packed TV spots, a new Wonder Woman 1984 image reveals another incredible shot of Gal Gadot suited up in the Amazon warrior's Golden Eagle armour. Check it out...
THE NEW MUTANTS Blu-ray Fixes A Mistake In The Credits Of The Theatrical Version Of The Movie

THE NEW MUTANTS Blu-ray Fixes A Mistake In The Credits Of The Theatrical Version Of The Movie

A crucial mistake was made in The New Mutants' credits when it came to crediting one of the team's creators, but that's thankfully been fixed in the Blu-ray and Digital release of the Marvel Comics movie.
CHERRY First Look: AVENGERS: ENDGAME Directors Reunite With Tom Holland For Dark New Drama

CHERRY First Look: AVENGERS: ENDGAME Directors Reunite With Tom Holland For Dark New Drama

Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo are set to reunite with Spider-Man star Tom Holland for dark existential drama, Cherry. Check out some first-look stills after the jump...
AVENGERS: ENDGAME - New Funko Pop Set Recreates One Of The Movie's Most Emotional Moments

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - New Funko Pop Set Recreates One Of The Movie's Most Emotional Moments

A newly revealed set of Funko Pops based on Avengers: Endgame has been unveiled, and you'd best prepare yourselves for this one because it recreates one of the movie's most emotional moments...