James Gunn is busy with the post works of Suicide Squad 2 which is set to release next year in August, and he made time in his busy schedule to chat with his fans through Twitter. He responded to some of his fans regarding the death of the character Yondu (Michael Rooker) in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.
As part of the conversation about the Suicide Squad, James Gunn asked who people think will survive the Suicide Squad. The talk later got to the deaths of characters and Many of his fans asked him if he would bring back Yondu from the dead, and many others described how much they loved the character and some even claim that the death of Yondu is one of few most sentimental deaths in the movie history.
James Gunn says “as long as I have the power, Yondu will stay dead. I don’t want to cheapen moments like these.”
When one of his fans said he would make a lot of angry fans if he would kill of popular characters, Gunn replied “There are angry fans no matter what choice you make. I still get hate messages for Yondu dying in #GotGVol2 & Boltie in SUPER. Yet their deaths were integral to the stories (&, for the record, I get a lot MORE messages from folks saying how deeply those deaths affected them).
When another fan of Yondu said that Yondu won’t stay dead and will likely return, James Gunn made it clear about the death of the character being a meaningful part of the story. He said “I get sometimes you can bring back characters in a cool way. But usually, if a character dies, & it’s a meaningful part of the story, the character should stay dead. So unless it’s a flashback, Yondu will stay dead, as far as I’m concerned. Otherwise, it ruins his sacrifice.”
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He also made a last stand about his decision that “as long as I have the power, Yondu will stay dead. I don’t want to cheapen moments like these”.