1st look at Walking Dead's Michael Rooker as a blue alien in Guardians

Look closely, Walking Dead fans — because you might not recognize Michael Rooker in these Guardians of the Galaxy set pics.

Rooker is playing the blue alien Yondu, and some leaked set pics give us our first look at him in costume. In the pics, Yondu is sporting a leather outfit and can be seen walking through a spaceship crash. There’s also a soldier holding a gun on him just outside the crash site.

It’s interesting to see how director James Gunn is adapting this character for the big screen. Rooker is a great actor, and he definitely looks all-in rocking a toned-down version of the character's patented mohawk.

Guardians opens Aug. 1, 2014.

(Via SFX)

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