Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has had fans captivated since its release earlier this month. With the romance between Gamora and Star-Lord slowly, but surely, blossoming, Baby Groot's lovable shenanigans and Peter's fatherly drama, #GuardiansoftheGalaxy2 is the real talk of the town. But one moment that really got fans reeling with laughter was #Yondu's awesome line:
"I'm Mary Poppins, Y'all."
With him casually floating down to safety alongside Quill using his trusted Yaka Arrow, all that's missing is a floral hat and suitcase and he really would have been Mary Poppins! This was the line that stole the show, but would it really surprise you if this line proved to be completely improvised?
That's right! During the Motor City Comic-Con, #MichaelRooker was (understandably), innundated with a galaxy's worth of questions regarding everyone's favorite Ravager. During the panel he revealed that the little exchange regarding Mary Poppins was a little improve teamwork involving Rooker, Pratt and Gunn:
According to Rooker the line was totally improvised. This line has quickly become one of the most memorable lines to ever emerge from the #MCU (and that's saying something considering they have both Tony Stark and Groot on their team) and quickly proves that some of the greatest and most hilarious moments in cinematic history do not need any preplanning.
Sadly, it seems that Rooker's time as Yondu has come to an untimely end; however,as the the actor himself has stated:
"Yondu is dead. I think it's very important that in these movies, there are stakes within the films. I am not into this old school way of doing things, where you kill characters and you bring them back and then you kill them again and then you bring them back and their deaths mean nothing. Yondu is dead. It's sad. There could be a prequel Yondu film or a flashback or something like that. Yondu could exist in the past, but he's not going to come back to life, so long as I am involved with Marvel. It's just not going to happen."
So painful was the decision to kill of the Ravager that Gunn almost passed on directing the final installment in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy:
"I almost didn’t do Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 because there was no Michael Rooker in it and I couldn’t see making the movie without him. He means that much to me and I love him that much."
I don't know what the Guardians and fans would have done if they had lost both Rooker and Gunn after Vol 2, but thankfully Vol 3 will remain in #JamesGunn's capable hands.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is in cinemas now!