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Michael Rooker To Play Original Guardians of the Galaxy Member Yondu

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:47


Yesterday saw Guardians of the Galaxy movie director James Gunn release a video of himself with Michael Rooker.

For fun, we threw it out there that Rooker might be playing Gladiator, based on his new mohawk haircut.

Boy did we blow it, as the obvious choice is the one that Rooker has been cast for, and that is original Guardians of the Galaxy member Yondu.

It's being reported that Michael Rooker has been cast in the role and will see his character band together with fellow fugitives and form the Guardians of the Galaxy (via Deadline).

No other details are known, but we could guess that James Gunn might be combing the different versions of the Guardians of the Galaxy from the comic books as Yondu is a member of the original, which takes place 1000 years in the future, with the 2008 comic book version set in the present day.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6965:]]Abnett and Lanning's 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy did feature Yondu in a story arc that dealt with time travel and the Inhuman Black Bolt -- as well as a cosmic cube.

Interestingly enough, details about the year 2045 - perhaps related to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie - recently came out as a call was sent out for futuristic looking motor bikes.

And Marvel Studios seems to have plans for an Inhumans movie.

Maybe we'll see other original Guardians of the Galaxy members in the movie as well.

Michael Rooker has worked with James Gunn in the past in Lollipop Chainsaw and Super.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord and Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.