‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’: James Gunn Says He’s Definitely Not Bringing Yondu Back

Sadly, when the Guardians of the Galaxy return, they’ll be without Michael Rooker’s blue-skinned Ravager, Yondu. Not that it should come as any surprise given the way things turned out for him in the previous film, but the space pirate definitely won’t be coming back according to director James Gunn.

This is something both Gunn and Rooker have talked about before, with both in agreement that Yondu should stay dead. But it was re-emphasized by Gunn in a tweet to a fan asking the question…

The fan’s question isn’t totally out of left field. We are talking Marvel superheroes after all, right? They come back all of the time. Just look at Quicksilver…oh wait.

I think Gunn has the right idea, though. Yondu made the heroic sacrifice to save Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Having him come right back would undermine the whole thing.

Gunn recently wrapped up on The Suicide Squad and has turned his attentions to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which arrives in 2023.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.