While chatting with the 65-year-old star for his role in the post-apocalyptic rom-com Love and Monsters, ComingSoon.net took a step back in time with Michael Rooker to reflect on the tenth anniversary of James Gunn’s Super and the 25th anniversary of Kevin Smith’s Mallrats. Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, Mallrats was the second installment in the filmmaker’s View Askewniverse after his debut Clerks, though chronologically takes place the day prior, and centers on recently dumped T.S. (Jeremy London) and Brodie (Jason Lee) as they head to the mall to escape their woes while battling with the shopping area’s tight security and the maniacal dad of T.S.’ ex, Jared Svenning (Rooker).
In addition to London, Lee and Rooker, the cast for the film included Smith and Jason Mewes as iconic stoner duo and main thread for the View Askewniverse Jay and Silent Bob, Claire Forlani, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Shannen Doherty, Ethan Suplee, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Scott Mosier, Brian O’Halloran, Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan and comic book legend Stan Lee as himself.
Written and directed by future Guardians of the Galaxy helmer Gunn, Super followed Frank Darbo, a short-order cook in a small town who, despite possessing no superpowers, decides to become a superhero called the “Crimson Bolt” after receiving what he believes to be a message from God to fight crime and rescue his wife Sarah from a local drug dealer and strip club owner.
The cast for the dark comedy was led by Rainn Wilson and also included Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fillion, Rooker, Gregg Henry, Andre Royo, Sean Gunn and Linda Cardellini.
Love and Monsters is now available on digital platforms!