Writer / director James Gunn has debunked a fan theory that Michael Rooker was transferred to the set of Avengers Endgame fool the public into believing that his character would survive beyond Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Having made his debut in Gunn’s first Marvel Cinematic Universe project, Rooker’s Yondu acted as Peter Quill’s alien kidnapper and as a father figure to the galaxy’s future hero. The character sacrificed his life at the climax of Vol. 2 to help Peter and the rest of the Guardians escape after defeating Ego the Living Planet.
After the success of the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, Disney and Marvel Studios quickly got to work on the sequel after a huge positive internal reception at the studios. Production began in February 2016 and concluded in June, while post-production, including new filming, approached shortly before the film’s release in 2017. As Yondu found his end in the film, the Guardians would continue in both. Avengers sequels and production Thor: Love and Thunder.
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After teasing on Twitter in a recent interview with Dave Bautista in which the actor was shy about his involvement in Thor: love and thunder, a fan tried to call Gunn for allegedly taking a similar approach to keeping Rooker’s fate a secret by bringing him to the set of Endgame. However, Gunn responded by debunking that theory and confirming that the actor was working on another Marvel project during the trip, but fans ran with the theory. Gunn’s comments can be read below:
No one brought Michael Rooker to the set of Endgame to hide Yondu’s death. However, he filmed the Halloween mask for the Guardians’ ride at Disneyland alongside the IW set, and people ran with it. https://t.co/XIH33prM32
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2021
The MCU fanbase is littered with endless theories about how movies, shows, amusement park rides, and more could connect with each other or how fan-favorite characters could survive or be featured in the larger franchise. . The double production of Infinite war Y Endgame He was known to be the most reserved and protective of the series, with very little leaking from the set. While the theory was certainly understandable at the time, Gunn’s confirmation of Rooker’s filming Mission: Escape! The images for the Halloween special make the most sense, given that filming took place in early 2017 and the finished product debuted in October. The timeline certainly makes the most sense for his brief appearance in Monsters after dark than a suitable inclusion in any Avengers movie.
Even if Rooker had ended up appearing in one of the movies, it would have required some time-shifting and emotional relaxation steps given his heartfelt sacrifice at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Not to mention, with the team already having their hands full trying to prevent Thanos and Peter from having to deal with the loss of Gamora, the last thing they needed to do was deal with the pain of losing their father figure in Avengers Endgame. Fans can at least hope that Rooker and Gunn meet for the fifth time when Suicide squad hits theaters on August 6.
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