"Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Michael Rooker has joined the star-studded cast of "Fast & Furious 9".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has a small role as Buddy in the upcoming sequel of Universal's car-action series.

Micheal starred in the hit Marvel Cinematic Universe aka MCU franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. He essayed the role of Yondu Udonta, the blue-skinned Ravagers in the James Gunn directorial movies. Reports suggested, that the actor will be introduced into the Universal's blockbuster franchise as Buddy. 

Returning stars include Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez and Helen Mirren, among others, with WWE star-actor John Cena as another new entrant.

Justin Lin is attached to direct from Dan Casey's screenplay.

The Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is having a great run at the box office. According to Forbes, Hobbs & Shaw has collected $437 million global cume. 

The film is slated to be released on May 22, 2020.