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Now that his stint on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has ended, actor Michael Rooker has more time to take on a new project.

It was just announced yesterday that Michael Rooker will be joining the cast of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.  There’s SO many reasons why Rooker was a perfect casting choice as Yondu

  • Has Previously worked with “”Guardians” director James Gunn in “Slither”
  • Yondu’s a Centurian hunter, Rooker’s character “Merle” on Walking Dead is an excellent tracker and hunter.
  • At one point, Yondu lost his right hand which was replaced by a metal cup that could release weapons from within it.  Merle from Walking Dead also lost his right hand, replaced it with a metal cup and attached a blade to it.

All we gotta do is paint Merle blue and we have Yondu folks!

Yondu

Rooker joins already confirmed actors Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer).
Actress Zoe Saldana is still in negotiations to play Gamora.