Michael Rooker pleads case for Rocket Raccoon role in new movie
Specifics on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie are still being ironed out, namely who will be starring in the lead roles. Many comic book fans wonder specifically on who will play as the furry weapons master Rocket Raccoon. Considering director James Gunn likes to stick with actors he has worked with before, this has lead folks to believe that everyone's favorite racist redneck Merle Dixon, portrayed by Michael Rooker, from The Walking Dead could be a natural fit.
Rooker has previously worked with Gunn in past movies including Slither and Super. When asked about the idea of working with his director pal again in Guardians of the Galaxy, he had this to say.
I personally wouldn't mind having Greg Ellis reprise the role. His portrayal of the guardian affectionately known as "Rocky" in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 had a lot of character which instantly made me a fan. You've got to love that cockney accent!
Who do you think would be a great candidate to portray this feisty and furious furry? Let your voice be heard in the comments below!