The Marvel Cinematic Universe is constantly expanding as more and more actors join the massive multimedia franchise. In an interview promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Michael Rooker claimed that he’d like to see fellow Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus to join the ranks of dozens of other actors in playing Marvel Comics characters.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Rooker outright stated that he though his character – Yondu Udonta – and whomever Reedus would play “would make a great team”, as the two previously played siblings Merle and Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. Naturally, this opened up a quick joke about Rooker’s role on the zombie apocalypse soap opera – while Reedus’s Daryl is proficient with a bow and arrow, Rooker joked that Yondu’s whistle-controlled arrows cut out the middleman and make that unnecessary, meaning that Reedus would have to familiarize himself with a different kind of weapon for a role.
Reedus previously expressed interest in playing Ghost Rider, and while the Robbie Reyes iteration of that character being a part of the TV end of the MCU would complicate things on the movie end, it seems as though Reedus could be a good fit for that role. What’s interesting is that the original Ghost Rider we saw on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was never explicitly identified beyond his flaming skull, meaning that the door is open for any actor to play the part of Johnny Blaze. Fans have also hoped that Reedus gets to play a different Norman: Osborn, who could serve as a linchpin for the Spider-Man portion of the MCU as the Green Goblin and could serve to be a long-running antagonist through an adaptation of Dark Reign. For now, it seems as though Marvel will be pretty busy with their Phase 3 slate and won’t be making any new announcements beyond the untitled Avengers, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy sequels in 2019 and 2020 .
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 blasts off on May 5, 2017. The film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Kurt Russell as Ego, and Sylvester Stallone in a spoiler-filled supporting role.
10 Cosmic Heroes We Want To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
It’s official: James Gunn has confirmed that that he will be returning to both write and direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is just phenomenal news. Gunn has created something really special with these films. He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn’t yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically (Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel’s currently tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend).
In his Facebook post, Gunn stated that Guardians Vol. 3 will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” He also made a brief mention of “some of the other forthcoming heroes” that could be appearing in the series. With these things in mind, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to explore some of the cosmic Marvel characters that fans might like to see in the third installment.
Before we jump in, a couple caveats. While it would surely be a lot of fun to see some of the Earthbound MCU characters mixing it up with the team in space, this list is only going to feature cosmic-based Marvel characters. The film will hit theaters after the Guardians’ introduction to Tony and Cap and the gang in Avengers: Infinity War, so we may still see that happen anyway. Also, I’m sure there are plenty of fantastic cosmic villains that would be great fits to antagonize the team in the third film, but we’re only focusing on the good guys in this list. Also, as amazing as it would be to see Silver Surfer or Galactus in the MCU, we’re not including anyone that Marvel doesn’t currently own the rights to, so don’t expect to see Agent Venom or Kitty Pryde or any of the other non-MCU characters that have served on the team in the comics on this list either. Also, it should be noted that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so if any of these characters do appear, my apologies for the wasted entry.
Now, without further adieu, here are the 10 cosmic Marvel heroes we want to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Hit the next button below to begin!