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Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014

‘Walking Dead’ star Michael Rooker explains Yondu in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

The Days of Thunder star Michael Rooker has a revitalized career after his role on AMC’s The Walking Dead as Merle. Now Rooker will be joining the Marvel Studios universe this summer in Guardians of the Galaxy.

guardians-of-the-galaxy-yondu Michael Rooker set photo“As you can see from some of the photos out there, I’m not in a loincloth.” he said to Unrendered. “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.”

Fans shouldn’t worry, Rooker is blue and says the film is amazing.

“Lovely, beautiful colors. 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.”

Lastly he praises his director.

“It was a beautiful shoot,” he said. “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.” He later 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.”

The film stars stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

Guardians Of The Galaxy opens in theaters August 1, 2014.

Michael Rooker Yondu photo side by side

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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