James Gunnn

James Gunn Confirms This Guardians Of The Galaxy Character Is Dead Forever

Guardians of the Galaxy fans will be disappointed to learn that this character will never return.

James Gunn has never shied away from killing off characters in his films and it didn’t start with The Suicide Squad. One of the most emotional scenes that Gunn’s ever directed came in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when he killed off Yondu. Played by Michael Rooker, the character was a fan favorite but suffered a tragic death by sacrificing himself to save Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill.

Recommended Videos

It was one of the most emotional scenes in the MCU and Gunn isn’t ready to undermine it. There have been plenty of resurrections and false deaths in superhero films past, but that won’t be the case with Yondu. Gunn made it clear on Twitter that the character is dead “forever” and will not be coming back.

https://twitter.com/JamesGunn/status/1455577060227928064

Gunn noted that bringing Yondu back would belittle “his sacrifice” in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. That may come as a disappointment to some fans who would like to see Yondu return, especially since Gunn has worked with Rooker on every single one of his feature films as a director. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may represent the first time that Gunn will be without Rooker on set. He could try to sneak the actor into some sort of cameo appearance, but it won’t be as Yondu unless the scene is a flashback.

Anyone looking to get their Michael Rooker fix can catch him in season one, episode two of Disney Plus’ What If…? as the voice of Yondu as well as in Gunn’s new Suicide Squad, Vivo on Netflix, and Love and Monsters on Hulu.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article How did Julie Andrews lose her voice?
Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Read Article ‘Trap’ eyes an August release, and M. Night Shyamalan looks to have something special here
Read Article ‘One-Punch Man’ live-action release window, plot, and more
One Punch Man Saitama
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘The Fantastic Four’ casting twist upends everything we thought we knew as Chris Evans’ legacy is confirmed to live on in the MCU
Chris Evans as Human Torch in Fantastic Four
Read Article Review: ‘Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver’ is a nadir for Zack Snyder, and streaming cinema as a whole
1 stars
Related Content
Read Article How did Julie Andrews lose her voice?
Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Read Article ‘Trap’ eyes an August release, and M. Night Shyamalan looks to have something special here
Read Article ‘One-Punch Man’ live-action release window, plot, and more
One Punch Man Saitama
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘The Fantastic Four’ casting twist upends everything we thought we knew as Chris Evans’ legacy is confirmed to live on in the MCU
Chris Evans as Human Torch in Fantastic Four
Read Article Review: ‘Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver’ is a nadir for Zack Snyder, and streaming cinema as a whole
1 stars
Author