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Wizard World Comic Con Chicago - Day 3

Michael Rooker - Wizard World Comic Con at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont - Day 3 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Comic Con - Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Sunday 23rd August 2015

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Michael Rooker walking through the crowds of Comic-Con

Michael Rooker - Actor Michael Rooker walking through the crowds of Comic-Con carrying a Spider-Man skateboard deck - San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 12th July 2015

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Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - Los Angeles Premiere

Michael Rooker - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review


Extraordinary

By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie, a summer action-adventure that provides more cinematic fun than the rest of the year's blockbusters rolled into one. It's shamelessly entertaining, keeping the focus on sparky characters even as the action spirals into exhilarating set-pieces around them. And the best thing is that the film isn't actually about the big plot: it's about a group of people who should hate each other but instead come together as a team.

In a pre-logo sequence set in 1988 America, a young boy is kidnapped by aliens. Some 25 years later, Peter (Chris Pratt) has become an ace thief who roams the galaxy in search of cash. Curious and charming, he can get himself out of most scrapes, but when he collects a mysterious orb for a client he ends up as the target of two bounty hunters, the raccoon-like Rocket and tree-like Groot (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel). And the villainously destructive Ronan (Lee Pace) sends his best fighter Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to get the orb for his own nefarious plan. Rounded up and thrown into prison, Peter, Gamora, Rocket and Groot stage a daring escape with the help of literal-minded muscleman Drax (Dave Bautista), then must work together to deal with this troublesome orb. So they contact Peter's mentor/nemesis Yondu (Michael Rooker) before taking on Ronan and his second-best fighter, Gamora's half-cyborg sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Gunn gives the film a look and tone unlike anything in the Marvel universe, with colourful ships, sassy humour and freewheeling action that propels the story and deepens the character at the same time. It also makes the most of the well-worn 1980s mixtape Peter uses as his own personal soundtrack. It's the kind of riotously thrill ride that makes us hold on for dear life, loving every twist and turn. And since it's so tightly focused on the characters, the action plot involving the orb merely adds texture around the edges. As do terrific actors like Glenn Close and John C. Reilly in small but pivotal roles.

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San Diego Comic-Con International - Day 4

Michael Rooker - San Diego Comic-Con International - Day 4 - Celebrity Sightings - San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Premiere Guardians of the Galaxy

Michael Rooker - Film Premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 22nd July 2014

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Featuette


The cast of forthcoming Marvel movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy'; Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper; talk about the new film in a short featurette.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer


Peter Quill runs into some trouble when he discovers an unusual looking orb that happens to be hunted by the merciless admiral Ronan and his army of miscreants. He is an Earthling; an unusual race within his neighbourhood in which he grew up after being removed for his home planet as a child. Naming himself the Star-Lord, he likes to think he's one heck of a superhero - but he's about to meet his match (or should we say 'matches'?). After being arrested by Ronan's people, he is greeted by four other alien outlaws. First there is the enormous Drax the Destroyer who is determined to use his supernatural strength to avenge his murdered family; then there's cyborg Gamora, the daughter of Thanos (an even bigger villain in this story); Rocket, a psychotic gun-toting raccoon; and half-man half-tree Groot. They may be distrustful of each other, but they've got to stick together if they want to save the universe from certain annihilation.

Since when did superhero films have to be serious? Marvel apply comedy to comics with 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', which is based on the original comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The movie has been directed  by James Gunn ('Super', 'Slither', 'PG Porn') and co-written by Nicole Perlman and is due for UK release on July 31st 2014.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer


Peter Quill is a fearless Earthling pilot who rather proudly proclaims himself to be an outlaw, going by the nickname Star-Lord. As a child, he was taken from his home planet and forced to live around various alien races, but even he is in for a surprise when he is captured by merciless hunters led by the evil admiral Ronan after he tries to make off with an extraordinary orb. It is during his imprisonment that he meets four other intrepid outlaws. There’s Drax the Destroyer, a man of muscle hellbent on avenging the tragic murders of his family; Gamora, a green-skinned cyborg who is the rebellious daughter of Ronan’s boss Thanos; Rocket, a genetically modified raccoon with incredible firearm dexterity; and Groot, a half-man half-tree creature who knows little about the technological world. Despite their reluctance, the five must join together to save the universe from Thanos’ dastardly plans.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy - Teaser Trailer


Peter Quill is a tenacious pilot who was taken away from his home planet Earth as a child to grow up around alien races. Arrogantly nicknaming himself Star-Lord, he finds himself captured by the evil admiral Ronan's ruthless hunters during the attempted theft of a powerful orb. On his arrest, he meets four other criminal eccentrics: muscle man Drax the Destroyer, who is searching for vengeance after the brutal death of his family; the rebellious cyborg Gamora, whose father is Ronan's boss Thanos; a weapon toting, genetically modified racoon named Rocket with better gun skills than most humans; and, the latter's accomplice, tree man Groot. Soon, the group decide to band together in order to protect their galaxy after discovering what the orb is really about to be used for. 

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Karen Gillan and Dave Bautista (Both Bald) Talk 'Guardians of the Galaxy' [Videos]


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Though it was Thor 2, Breaking Bad and The Hunger Games that made headlines at Comic-Con, the Guardians of the Galaxy gang were about to promote James Gunn's movie, which is still a way off - set for release on August 1, 2014.

A newly bald Karen Gillan - who shaved her head for the film - discussed getting in shape for the high-octane movie, telling us on the red-carpet, "I feel like I'm in an action movie bootcamp right now where I am on set everyday learning how to fight and I'm training like crazy and it's a really cool way to get into the character I think."

Her co-star Lee Pace praised the movie's director, saying: "James Gunn has got a great vision for the movie. He just showed us a little clip of what he's been working on for the past 10 days and it's excellent."

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Video - Michael Rooker and Dave Bautista From 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Are Loving Comic-Con 2013


Michael Rooker and Dave Bautista talk about how much they've enjoyed 2013's Comic-Con in San Diego where they were promoting and screening clips from their new movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

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Doctor Who's Karen Gillan Cast As Lead Villain in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy


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Karen Gillan, who is best known for her character Amy Pond, the companion to Matt's Smith's incarnation of BBC's Doctor Who, has been cast as the "lead female villain" in Marvel Studios' upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gillan, who now resides in Los Angeles, is the latest star to be added to the growing cast list for the movie, including Glenn Close, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, and Michael Rooker.

The 25 year-old Scottish actress from Inverness, is keeping herself busy with an additional part in upcoming indie supernatural horror Oculus (dir. Mike Flanagan), alongside Katee Sackhoff.

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Glenn Close To Play Top Cop In Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'


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Well this is a surprising casting, though one that sort of makes a ton of sense. According to the Deadline.com, Marvel Studios has landed Oscar winning actress Glenn Close to play a major new role in its latest franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. The actress will reportedly play a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space control.

The new James Gunn-directed movie goes into production next month, so Marvel have left it late to cast what is essentially a major role. The movie already boasts a pretty decent looking cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly. Pratt landed the lead role following a search that included Marvel looking at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess and Eddie Redmayne

Sources tell Deadline that Close's role will be the closest thing to the one that Samuel L. Jackson plays in The Avengers, though perhaps with more of an edge. Close has proven she can play the hardnosed character in the likes of Damages, Fatal Attraction and, err, 101 Dalmatians and we see her being a real hit in Guardians.

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Michael Rooker And James Gunn Teaming Up For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'


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Michael Rooker is to reunite with director James Gunn, for new film Guardians Of The Galaxy.

According to Deadline, Rooker has been cast as Yondu, who apparently is a founding member of the Guardians of the Zatoan tribe in the Marvel Comics series. Yondu is reportedly a skilled hunter with mystic qualities allowing him to build empathetic relationships with a variety of lifeforms. We’ll not lie, we’re not too familiar with this Marvel comic so we’re going to have to go with our source. Props to them for getting Rooker though. Also among the cast is Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Dave Bautista, former WWE wrestler, as Drax. There are various rumours that Bautista might be returning to the WWE, though as yet they haven’t amounted to anything more than chatter going round various wrestling gossip sites.

Rooker and Gunn have a long history together, Rooker starred in 2006’s Slither, directed by Gunn, and worked with him again on 2010’s Super. Both were solid outings and the pair have a great respect for each, so we reckon that his addition to the cast can only be a good thing. The film itself is expected to be released at some point in 2014.

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Michael Rooker

Date of birth

6th April, 1955

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78