While he was considered more or less an anti-hero in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, fans really got to connect with Michael Rooker’s Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Not only did the GOTG sequel humanize the character, but it also fully explored his complicated relationship with Star-Lord (Peter Quill) In the end, the film broke fans hearts when the Ravager decided to sacrifice his life to save his adopted son from the clutches of death.
Now, after a pretty good run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Rooker is set to join another major franchise – Fast & Furious.
According to a report by Deadline, Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker is set to appear in the upcoming Fast & Furious 9. The actor is reportedly playing the part of “Buddy,” a character we’ve yet to learn about in the action franchise’s newest adventure.
The film will reunite Rooker with his Guardians of the Galaxy co-star Vin Diesel who has been a staple in the Fast & Furious franchise. He’ll also be joining the previously announced John Cena, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, and Helen Mirren.
Franchise regulars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham aren’t expected to appear in Fast & Furious 9 seeing as the two have already been featured in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
The franchise always planned to expand with other characters, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to see new faces like Rooker's in Fast & Furious 9.
Fast & Furious 9 is set for release on May 22, 2020.
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