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James Gunn confirms Yondu will never come back to 'Galaxy'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker James Gunn says he has no plans to revive the character Yondu Udonta in any of the future "Guardians of the Galaxy" films.

The 46-year-old filmmaker, who wrote and directed both installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie franchise, said the blue alien character played by Michael Rooker "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," Gunn said during a live session.

The director said it was not an easy decision to end Yondu's character but believes it was necessary.

"It was the hardest choice I've ever had to make from a storytelling perspective to have Yondu die. I wrote a bunch of treatment's where Yondu did not die. There were other endings. He was saved at the last minute after taking the sacrificial stance... And I realised I was being dishonest. That was not what this story was," he added.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 09:48 IST