Michael Rooker: True Blue Yondu!

Michael Rooker, Yondu, Guardians of the Galaxy

Release of the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (GOTG) is almost here! A collection of colorful characters will surely excite audiences on May 5th, 2017. None of these characters is more vibrant though than the man in blue himself, Yondu, played by Mr. Michael Rooker. He will undoubtedly use his snarky charm to make his presence known amidst a stellar cast featuring Chris Pratt (Star Lord) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora).

To the joy of his many devoted fans, Mr. Rooker has been busy promoting GOTG while touring the comic convention scene. Much like his character Yondu, Mr. Rooker is quite the wild card! He is a raucous ball of energy that simply cannot be contained as he high fives his way through crowds of fans. Mr. Rooker’s antics have become a hot topic of conversation at all of his con appearances. Even I was privy to Michael’s shenanigans after he literally pulled me into a random photo op with people I didn’t even know!

Michael Rooker, Yondu, Guardians of the Galaxy, Heroes and Villains Fan Fest Atlanta 2016
Michael Rooker having fun with fans at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in Atlanta 2016. Credit: Linda Marie

The Fan Fest organization has featured the incredibly charismatic Michael Rooker at several of their events over the past year. I first met and interviewed Mr. Rooker at Walker Stalker Con in Philadelphia of 2016. I then spent time with him at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in Atlanta 2016 and most recently chatted with him at Fan Fest in Chicago last month. Michael continually shows why the fans love him… simply stated, he loves THEM! Whether addressing the crowd during a panel, interacting one on one while giving autographs, or bumping into him on the convention floor, it is impossible not to smile and laugh with him.

Michael Rooker, Yondu, Guardians of the Galaxy, Walker Stalker Con 2016
Michael Rooker addresses the crowd during a panel at Walker Stalker Con in Philly 2016. Check out the sneakers! Credit: Linda Marie

Grab your tickets and check out Michael Rooker as Yondu in Marvel’s next blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. If you have the chance to meet him at your next comic convention… just go! It will be an experience not soon forgotten. 🙂



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