Sure, San Diego Comic-Con might represent the gold standard for comic book conventions, but there are still plenty others happening all the time. This weekend, Salt Lake City opened its doors for geeks from all around the world, and some truly high-profile nerds showed up. Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker even made an appearance at SLCC 2016, and gave an undeniably badass TV interview. Check it out below.
Utah's geeks, nerds, and fan boys descended upon Salt Lake Comic-Con this weekend to revel in anything and everything related to comic books. The usual cosplayers and fans showed up, but nobody could've expected Michael Rooker's awesome arrival. In what had to be some sort of safety hazard, the utterly badass Guardians of the Galaxy star rode into the convention hall on a motorcycle and gave his fans an awesome spectacle. After pulling up to a KSL News reporter, Rooker took the opportunity to get off the bike and have some fun.
Despite the reporter's best efforts, Michael Rooker basically gave up no plot details regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He did the Yondu whistle, and described his awesome character's return -- complete with blue skin and cool teeth. However, the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy sequel remains very firmly under wraps, and as such he couldn't really open up about the narrative of the film. We already know that the movie will lean heavily on the idea of family, and as such Yondu's status as Peter Quill's adoptive father may play a prominent part in the story once Star-Lord meets his actual father, Ego the Living Planet -- played by Kurt Russell. Beyond that, we still know next to nothing.
Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy tease, this video just proves one very important thing: Michael Rooker rocks. The guy has taken on a number of iconic roles in various cult classics over the years, from Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, to Mallrats and he always seems to enjoy himself. In recent years he has experienced a surge in popularity with his roles as Merle Dixon on AMC's The Walking Dead, as well as Yondu in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's clearly a man of the people, and he loves interacting with his fans.
With that in mind, we think it's time for Michael Rooker to take up a much larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last year we reported that Rooker has asked James Gunn to consider giving Yondu a spin-off movie, and that's a creative decision we can totally get behind. Make it happen, Mr. Gunn.
CinemaBlend will keep you posted regarding all of the latest news related to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as more information becomes available to us. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's next cosmic adventure will hit theaters next year on May 5, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!