Guardians of the Galaxy Casting News: Michael Rooker to Play Yondu

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Michael Rooker and Guardians of the Galaxy director writer/director James Gunn are close friends. As such, most people expected the Walking Dead star to play a part in the upcoming Superteam movie.

Today, we know in what capacity: Rooker will play a founding member of the Guardians team, Yondu.

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Yondu is a Zatoan huntsman with no physical superpowers. He does, however, have a mystical sixth-sense that allows him some communicative powers with other life forms.

Rooker joins Chris Pratt (The Five-Year Engagement) and Dave Bautista in the film, with Zoe Saldana in talks to star as Gamora.

Guardians of the Galaxy is currently scheduled for an August 1, 2014 release.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Quotes

Gamora: I'm a warrior, an assassin. I don't dance.
Peter Quill: Really? Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It's called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that, dancing, well, is the greatest thing there is.
Gamora: ...Who put the sticks up their butts?

We're just like Kevin Bacon.

Gamora

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