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*UPDATED* Michael Rooker Joining AMC’s The Walking Dead

Michael Rooker Joining AMC's The Walking DeadOne genre staple whom we’d love to see obtain some mainstream success is Michael Rooker, and based on the news he recently posted from his Twitter account, it looks like he could be headed in that direction.

According to @Michael_Rooker on Twitter the actor is “on my way to Atlanta soon to work with my new best friend Frank Darabont on ‘The Walking Dead’“. And the stellar casting choices keep coming!

UPDATE: DC has confirmed Rooker’s involvement in the project, and he will be playing a character named Merle. We don’t recall anyone named Merle in Kirkman’s opus so this may be the first original character to join the fray. Refresh our memories if we’re wrong below.

The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman’s popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director, and exec producer with Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. KNB will be handling the effects, and Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, and Andrew Lincoln are all set to star.

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  • Sirand

    Kirkman already stated that he’s writing new characters into the series (as well as taking old ones out) so it ain’t gonna be 100% like the comic.

    Who cares? As long as he and Darabont are on it, it’s gonna be good.

    • Terminal

      FYI: EVERYONE knows that characters go in and out in this series, but Kirkman is not doing that at the beginning of the issues by renaming them and adding people in to panels, so regardless Rooker is being shoe-horned in. And that’s dumb.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • Sirand

        Maybe you should watch the show before you jump to silly conclusions.

        • Terminal

          Maybe YOU should watch the show before you start creaming over this casting news. Works both ways mon frere.
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          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • PelusaMG

            Mon frere… Isn’t that a type of cake?

            Please consider the environment before printing this message…

          • Terminal

            I think so. It’s quite delish.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Terminal

    Wow, seems like they invented a character to shoehorn Rooker in to the series. First news I heard about the show that’s annoyed me to no end. Still being optimistic.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • Uncle Creepy

      Dude, just because there’s a new character doesn’t mean anyone’s been “shoehorned in”. As long as Kirkman’s the one behind said new characters it’s all good, man.

      • Terminal

        I’ll wait and see, but I’m not enjoying just shoe horning in people just to feature them.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Vanvance1

    Rooker always delivers. Hell, he added dimension to what could have been a one note villain in Chuck.

  • Avid Fan

    Rooker? Oh yeah, this is gonna be good.

    • Terminal

      I like Rooker too, but just throwing him in there is lame. There should be a purpose with these casting choices.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • PelusaMG

        Especially if you’re making a movie about dolphins!

        Please consider the environment before printing this message…

        • Terminal

          I don’t get that, but… okay! I like Dolphins.
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          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • James Coker

    don’t care Rooker is in it, that’s good enough for me

  • Terminal

    Wait–who would Rooker be playing?
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”