How Zombies gave Michael Rooker a big ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ role


Thanks to a plot twist on The Walking Dead, Michael Rooker was able to accept James Gunn’s offer of a large role in Guardians of the Galaxy instead of a small one. The actor’s work on Gunn’s 2006 film Slither had initially led the director to offer Rooker the part of Yondu in the Marvel space opera which opens on Friday, but there were big scheduling conflicts afoot…

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Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy