According to ComicBook.com on Sunday, “The Walking Dead” and “Guardians of the Galaxy‘s” actor Michael Rooker explained the reason for Yondu’s smile at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. This revelation may be considered a movie spoiler to some, but it does bode the question as to why Yondu of the Ravagers would be smiling as he opened the orb up to only reveal a toy troll.
Near the end of the film and the battle with Ronan the Accuser and his allies, Yondu approaches Star-Lord demanding the orb containing one of the Infinity Stones. As Peter Quill gives him the orb, he vehemently reminds Yondu not to open the orb as his cohort grins and points back at Quill, smiles and walks away.
Back on the Ravager’s ship, it appears that Yondu looks as if he smells a rat and the audience finds him staring at the orb with suspiction. He opens it up and sees the 80s novelty item in the orb and Yondu gets a big cheesy grin on his face. This would lead people as to why Yondu exposed the inside of the orb to his entire ship regardless of what Star-Lord told him. Though this may be telling of the kind of history he’s had with Peter Quill as he could have been a victim of his shennigans on more than one occasion.
Later at a Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, Rooker explains the situation in that scene of the movie. Rooker explained that he thought this was some kind of right of passage for the youngster and figured Quill will be okay on his own without any kind of adoptive parental intervention.
“The thought in my head was that’s my boy. That’s my boy. I taught him well. He knows how to do it. He can survive now, you know. All that went through my head.”
James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is in theaters everywhere and this weekend turned out to be number one at the box office.
Famed villainous character actor, Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) joins Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder while in town for this years Wizard World Comic Con. Catch Bill and Wendy weekdays from 3-7pm on WGN radio!
Promotional poster of The Walking Dead. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Comic book readers bought $53 million worth of product in July 2014.
You might not think it considering their important role in pop and nerd culture, but comic books usually aren’t big sellers. There are successful comics, to be sure, but when you look at a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy which was seen by millions and raked in millions, it might come as a surprise to learn that the latest issue of Rocket Raccoon is considered a big success for selling a mere 300,000 copies.
That in mind, you might also be amazed to discover that this same issue of Rocket Raccoon was the best selling book of July, a month that industry monitors are now calling the most profitable in recorded history. Granted, Diamond Comic Distributors, the company recording these figures, has only been tracking comic sales 1997, which leaves out more than a few years. Even so, you’d be hard pressed to turn you nose up at the $53 million in comic sales the industry raked in last month, riding in part on the strength of books like Rocket Raccoon.
Alongside Rocket Raccoon other popular titles like Batman, Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 also delivered solid sales that helped drive up the month’s overall numbers. On the graphic novel front meanwhile, the latest volume of The Walking Dead captured the top spot, something that we feel safe saying probably surprised nobody. Let us know what you read last month and be sure to take a look at July’s Comic Collection round-ups to get a peek at the titles we bought.
Michael Rooker plays Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but this isn’t the first comic book franchise that Rooker has been a part of, and fans of The Walking Dead will remember him as Merle Dixon.
Both characters are pretty tough, so ComicBook.com posed the question to Michael Rooker of who would win in a fight between the two.
“It would be a draw dude, because, I got to tell you, they are both unbelievably kickass characters,” Rooker answered, laughing. “They would be tied up in knots with one another, and there would have to be someone like Gamora, or one of those really sexy characters from Guardians of the Galaxy to come and try to dissolve some of that testosterone, and have these boys release each other and go off in into the sunset with one of those sexy, sexy characters from Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Guardians of the Galaxy is currently playing in movie theaters everywhere.
SOURCE – comicbook.com