Now this is nice, it seems like Marvel are wanting to reveal more and more news these days which means that people like me have something to talk about lol. Okay moving from the Captain America 2 news we got yesterday now we have new casting news for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film, the following article comes from superherohype:
“Deadline is reporting that The Walking Dead star Michael Rooker has joined Guardians of the Galaxy. Rooker will play the role of Yondu, who was a founding member of the original Guardians of the Galaxy in the source material. Rooker’s casting comes as no surprise as he has worked with director James Gunn on both his previous films, Slither and Super.
Other cast members confirmed for the film are “Parks and Recreation” actor Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. Zoe Saldana is in talks to join as Gamora. Guardians of the Galaxy‘s roster is also said to include Groot and Rocket Raccoon. The film is currently in pre-production in the UK, with Gunn at the helm, and is targeting an August 1, 2014 release.”
Now in all honesty I still haven’t watched Walking Dead yet or any of the two films Michael Rooker’s been mentioned in, however if he’s been chosen for a role as important as one of the original members of the Guardians of the Galaxy then he must be a decent actor. I’m just glad that the cast is slowly but surely starting to fill out, I wonder who else will join the fray. I’m also curious to know if Zoe Saldana will get the role as Gamora or whether they’ll pick another actress. Only time will tell.