Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker Is Reuniting With His Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Director For A New Movie

Film fans, let's face it, we are in a certifiable drought of films that are unafraid to be as extreme, graphic, twisted, and f***** up as the world around us. Just when we had given up on the possibility of ever seeing a movie again that would emotionally scar us beyond recognition and yet send us out into the world to try and chase that high once more, a hero has emerged. After almost four decades, "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" director John McNaughton is reuniting with "Henry" star Michael Rooker for a new vigilante film called "Road Rage." Had McNaughton not trusted Rooker to be the one to bring his vision loosely based on the crimes of Henry Lee Lucas to life, we might have missed out on the brilliance of Rooker altogether.
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‘White Elephant:’ Alabama’s Michael Rooker kills in one of Bruce Willis’ last films

Alabama actor Michael Rooker is front and center in the upcoming movie “White Elephant,” which also will be among the last for action giant Bruce Willis. Some of Rooker’s most high-profile recent roles -- Yondu in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Savant in “The Suicide Squad” -- have had him in heavy character makeup. That’s not the case with this role: He’s Gabriel Tancredi, a mob enforcer doing dirty work for a heavy played by Bruce Willis.
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See Walking Dead alum Michael Rooker in White Elephant trailer

Michael Rooker will always be fondly remembered as Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead series. The brother of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Merle was an abrasive, surly individual who, before the outbreak, he was a drifter who made his way through life on his survival skills, which would prove useful in an apocalypse. In the end, he went out a hero as he tried to take out the Governor (David Morrissey), who was threatening his brother and his friends. Rooker is well known for many memorable roles and will now star in a new movie, White Elephant.

Exclusive White Elephant Set Stills Preview Michael Rooker & Bruce Willis Action Film

ComingSoon is excited to debut White Elephant set stills from the upcoming film starring Michael Rooker, Bruce Willis, and John Malkovich. Directed by Jesse V. Johnson (Avengement, The Debt Collector) from a script by Johnson and Erik Martinez (Kung Fu Pho), the action filmstars Rooker (The Walking Dead), Willis (Die Hard), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Vadhir Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover), and Malkovich (Being John Malkovich). RLJE Films will release it in theaters and streaming on AMC+ on June 3, 2022.

Corrective Measures trailer featuring Michael Rooker

The new action sci-fi Tubi original film, Corrective Measures, stars Walking Dead alum Michael Rooker alongside Bruce Willis. Corrective Measures was written, produced, and directed by Sean O’Reilly in his live-action feature film debut. The movie is based on the same-titled graphic novel created by Grant Chastain distributed by O’Reilly’s Arcana Studio.

Michael Rooker Secured Marvel Role Minutes After Being Killed Off The Walking Dead

Before he was Yondu in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, actor Michael Rooker was out of a job — for about five minutes. Rooker played Merle Dixon, older brother of Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon, on the first three seasons of AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead. After directing Rooker in Slither and Super, writer-director James Gunn wanted Rooker to play the blue-skinned space pirate Yondu in his first Marvel Studios movie: 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. But Rooker, expecting to return for Season 4 of Walking Dead, nearly had to pass until he was told his character would be killed off before the end of Season 3.

Guardians of the Galaxy Star Michael Rooker Breaks Silence on Potential Comeback

Yondu's death in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is easily one of the most tear-jerking moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I'd even dare say that it's up there with Tony Stark's death. Following Michael Rooker's MCU exit in 2017, the fandom has undoubtedly grown to appreciate the actor and the character, so much so that there have been pleas to have Yondu returning from the dead. Now, Rooker himself is finally breaking his silence on his future in the billion-dollar franchise ahead of.

William Shatner, Michael Rooker, Carl Weathers Among Additions to FAN EXPO Philadelphia

William Shatner and Michael Rooker are coming to FAN EXPO Philadelphia April 8-10, 2022 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Submitted Images) PHILADELPHIA, PA — The FAN EXPO Philadelphia celebrity lineup got a huge boost this week with the addition of popular guests like the incomparable William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad), Carl Weathers (Rocky, “The Mandalorian”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville”) and others to the event, set for April 8-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia.

'Tough Guy' Michael Rooker returns to Pensacon

Since he started his movie career with roles in movies like “8 Men Out”, “JFK” and “Sea of Love,” Michael Rooker has earned a reputation as a go-to, on-screen tough guy. In the past decade, he’s had major roles in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Suicide Squad” and TV’s “The Walking Dead." Rooker will be in Pensacola this month as a celebrity guest at Pensacon. He spoke to WUWF’s Bob Barrett about his career and how he likes to get out of actually answering questions.

Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker to attend Middle East comic con

Former Walking Dead actors Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker are scheduled to attend the Middle East Film & Comic-Con in Abu Dhabi. This year’s event is scheduled for March 4-6, 2022, and will mark the 10th anniversary of the Middle East Film & Comic-Con. Joining Bernthal and Rooker will be Game of Thrones actress Natahlie Emmanuel and voice actor Charles Martinet, known for voicing Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi in Nintendo’s Super Mario game.

'The Out-Laws': Nina Dobrev, Michael Rooker, and More Join the Netflix Action-Comedy

Netflix continues its tremendous output of original films, and one of its latest action comedies The Out-Laws has just added several stars to its cast. The film, which is being led by Adam DeVine (Workaholics) and Pierce Brosnan (Goldeneye), has just added Ellen Barkin (Animal Kingdom), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Rooker (The Suicide Squad), Lil Rel Howery (Vacation Friends), Richard Kind (Spin City), Blake Anderson (Workaholics), Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of), and Julie Hagerty (Instant Family). No word has been given on who these new additions will be playing.