Marvel star Michael Rooker is coming to Belgium!

Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy / Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead

The Belgian comic con FACTS has another strong headliner: American actor Michael Rooker. Also known as Yondu in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2, Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead, Savant in The Suicide Squad, Clyde Dutton in Netflix's Love and Monsters and many more.

The FACTS Forest fires off Ravager fireworks in celebration now that Marvel's Yondu Udonta has descended from the skies. Michael Rooker became a hugely popular actor after his amazing performances in Guardians of the Galaxy & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but he was already a big name even before that. He helped AMC's The Walking Dead start off strong in 2010, with the captivating villainous role of Merle Dixon and a surprising, celebrated return in later seasons.

Michael Rooker has been working his way up the acting ladder since 1986 and continues to shine in recent years, as Savant in the 2021 DCU film The Suicide Squad, as Buddy in Fast & Furious 9, as Grant Grant in the horror film Slither, as Clyde Dutton in Netflix's Love and Monsters and many more. 

Michael Rooker is the seventh and probably last actor in the line-up for the Spring edition of FACTS, alongside

Check out the actor line-up so far here.

This comic con also has a strong guest list of international Marvel, DC and European comic artists. Check out the full Artist Alley list here.

Michael Rooker will be present at FACTS Spring 2022, on Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April, at Flanders Expo Ghent. He will be available for photoshoots, autograph sessions and big Q&A shows. For tickets & info, visit

Anthony Audenaerd

Anthony Audenaerd

Event Director Heroes Belgium

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FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con, is not just a convention, it’s another dimension. FACTS is the biggest pop culture event of the Benelux that brings together the best of movies, series, games and superheroes, allows all its aspects to spring to life and unites a wide array of pop culture fans.

Twice a year, the FACTS Flagship docks at the halls of Flanders Expo in Ghent to present its riches in the form of world-famous actors, international comic artists, thousands of fans dressed up as fictional characters, 54.000 m² of surprising activities, and 250+ exhibitors with geeky merchandise and collector’s items. 

FACTS has been around since 1993 and has 30 years of know-how in the comic con world. On top of that, this event is backed by ‘Heroes’, a European network of 9 pop culture events spread across Belgium, The Netherlands, and Sweden. The Belgian eventMade in Asia, for example, is one of those sibling events.

The 2023 editions will be held on 6-7 April and 2-3 November, in Flanders Expo Ghent. If you’re even remotely a fan of fantasy, science fiction, comics, anime, cosplay, video games, board games, films and TV series, then FACTS is a phenomenon that should be on your bucket list.

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