Deadline reports Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker has joined the cast of Fast and Furious 9.
Production on the ninth Fast and Furious film is already underway, but Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker has joined the cast of the ensemble film as a last-minute addition. Full details on Michael Rooker’s role are currently under wraps, although the trade reports he will portray a character named Buddy.
After making his first appearance as Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy, Michael Rooker reprised the role for Vol. 2, in which his character heroically sacrificed his life to save Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord. In addition to his role in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Michael Rooker’s credits include AMC’s The Walking Dead, Oliver Stone’s JFK, and Cliffhanger opposite Sylvester Stallone.
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Directed by Justin Lin from a script written by Daniel Casey, Fast and Furious 9 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.
Fast and Furious 9 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 22, 2020.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.