When Sylvester Stallone promised to make James Gunn the “first victim” in the next “Rambo” movie, Michael Rooker chimed in, jokingly asking if he can be the one to kill the director because many of his characters have been killed off in Gunn’s previous films. Many Marvel fans still haven’t recovered from Yondu’s meaningful sacrifice at the end of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is understandable — so many emotions. But with all that in mind, Stallone loved the idea of Rooker killing Gunn in a “Rambo” movie saying, “You know what, seriously, I cannot function without you. So, you are in, for sure.”
With such a sprawling cast, it isn’t surprising that some of the Squad members have previously worked together. Surprisingly, Stallone called back to the time that he and Rooker both starred in Renny Harlin’s intense thriller, “Cliffhanger,” saying that his co-star “would be hanging on the harness sliding back and forth, 4,000-foot gap for fun” during production. He also added that “This guy here has got more huevos than I have ever seen.”
It’ll be interesting to see the “huevos” on Rooker when he appears as the villain Savant in “The Suicide Squad.” It’s definitely a shame he won’t physically share the screen with Stallone since King Shark is a CGI character, but at least the camaraderie between cast members is still there.