While most motion picture spectators probably won’t have had the option to remember him by name, on-screen character Michael Rooker has scored many extreme exhibitions throughout the years, including movies like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Cliffhanger, and Mallrats.
Following his joint effort with executive James Gunn on Slither, the entertainer was tapped to star in two Guardians of the Galaxy films, with his Yondu being a fan-most loved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rooker is going to join another adored establishment, as he has been reported as joining the up and coming Fast and Furious 9, rejoining him with Groot entertainer Vin Diesel, per Deadline.
Two establishment regulars that we aren’t hoping to find in the up and coming continuation are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, who can right now be found in Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. While numerous fans expect this is because of the open pressure among Johnson and Diesel, the previous cases that the arrangement was consistently to extend the establishment.
“The plan has always been for the Fast & Furious universe to grow and expand,” Johnson previously explained. “As of now, we’re not in Fast 9 because they’re getting ready to start shooting. But who knows with Fast 10 and down the road, you never know. Because look, at the end of the day, the truth is, there’s unfinished business between Hobbs and Dom. It’s unfinished.”
“This isn’t about a separate world, this is a world that feeds into the Fast & Furious,” Garcia pointed out. “We just did it out of order. Whereas the Avengers and Marvel universe, they started with their spinoffs and they got to Avengers, we started with our Avengers in Fast & Furious and now we’re starting to spin it off. But it’s to help support the Fast & Furious universe because obviously we have plans for 9 and 10, but who doesn’t want an 11, 12, and 13, so forth?”
Fast & Furious 9 is set to land in theaters on May 22, 2020. Hobbs & Shaw is in theaters now.