Note: spoilers follow for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
#AvengersInfinityWar is going to be the biggest blockbuster spectacle of all time as it plans to bring together almost every Marvel Cinematic Universe character from the past decade. Except, of course, for those who are dead. And that's why one actor’s supposed involvement in the upcoming #Marvel movie turned out to be a clever trick by the studio — which worked like a charm.
Marvel Lied About Yondu Coming Back For Avengers: Infinity War To Throw Off The Fans
Actor Michael Rooker was vague about his role in future Marvel movies, and fans began to put the dots together and come to a conclusion that his character would meet his ultimate demise in the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. This was confirmed when #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2 came out a few weeks ago.
So we couldn't help but wonder what the deal with Yondu was. He died a very courageous and beautiful death in the film, yet there were still rumors about the character starring in Avengers: Infinity War. Then, things got confusing when Michael Rooker shared pictures on social media of him wearing the Infinity War beanie like all of the other cast members on-set. Up until today, casting reports have surfaced that asked for a stand-in for Michael Rooker's character — potentially hinting at Yondu's revival.
When a fan asked James Gunn to clarify these recent reports regarding Yondu’s revival, the director revealed Marvel's sneaky habits:
As you can see in Gunn's tweets above, Marvel created these fake casting reports because people were starting to figure out Yondu wasn't in Infinity War, and therefore must've died in the GOTG sequel. Fans now realize this was one big trick by Marvel and that Yondu will stay tucked away in his space grave.
This a very clever move by Marvel to keep a big spoiler hidden. One of the biggest issues with modern filmmaking is keeping spoilers from the general public. As the Vol. 2 U.S. release date approached, Yondu's death was widely discussed online and many people (including myself) had it spoiled for them. This was mainly because it released in other countries first.
Still, we should give Marvel a pat on the back for pulling off this stunt — and hopefully in the future, they get even better at covering big spoilers up.
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