The next two installments in the Marvel cinematic universe feature the sequel to a highly successful adaptation of one of the most beloved superheroes of all time, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy, an adaptation of a title that is largely unknown to the general public. If Marvel can sell the latter to a wide audience, as well as diehard comic book fans, then they can do damn near anything they want to. Armed with a colorful director and cast, Guardians looks to be big on the personality and charm, and now star Michael Rooker is telling fans what they have to look forward to.
While on the Unrendered Podcast, the former The Walking Dead star Rooker, who plays Yondu Udonta in the new film, sung the praises of director, James Gunn. He also clued in audiences on what to expect when Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters this August. Rooker explained:
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… It was a beautiful shoot. 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.
Yondu is one of the founding members of the original Guardians team from the 1960s. While the film is based on the 2008 version of the cosmic team of peacekeepers, it’s going to be very interesting to see how Yondu plays into the new film as one of its villains. A few months ago, images leaked showed us hints of Yondu’s blue skin and stylish Mohawk. Rooker teased his character’s appearance, saying we can also expect, “Lovely, beautiful colors.”
Meanwhile, Marvel plans to cross the Guardians of the Galaxy over with the X-Men in a storyline titled “The Trial Of Jean Grey” from writer Brian Michael Bendis. This title wil be part of his “All-New X-Men” comic book series. The story follows the Jean Grey after returning from her Phoenix form, t. During her resurrection, many alien races become aware of her – including the Guardians – and put her on trial for her past crimes. Bendis is the writer responsible for the Guardian’s new form, and this marks the first time the
As for the movie, it follows Peter Quill, a half-human, half-alien former astronaut. He finds himself in the middle of a galaxy-wide manhunt after he steals a mysterious orb, believed to be one of the Infinity Gems. In order to escape, Quill is forced into an uneasy alliance with a group of cosmic misfits and outlaws. When he learns of the orb’s true power, he must rally his new team to save the galaxy from a mysterious new threat, the Kree Empire and Ronan the Accuser.
Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Benicio del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, Olivia Lovibond, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close. The film opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st.