In “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” Michael Rooker’s Yondu will make peace with his vagrant “son” Star-Lord. Speaking to USA Today, Rooker and Chris Pratt shed some light on the relationship that their characters will have in the upcoming film.
“In the first one, he was a guy chasing us. And in this movie, it becomes a little more than that,” Pratt said of Yondu.
“Yondu has made peace with this kid that he’s raised and we’re having a good time,” Rooker added.
The sequel to Marvel’s 2014 blockbuster sci-fi action movie will see the return of the Guardians as they travel through space to discover the secret behind Peter Quill’s true parentage. Quill eventually meets his long-lost father Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell), but he will also reconcile with his adoptive father Yondu along the way.
Rooker also revealed that Yondu doesn’t have high opinions of Ego, who hired the Ravagers to kidnap Quill from Earth as a young boy in the first “Guardians” film.
Yondu will have a much meatier role in the sequel than he did in “Guardians,” according to Rooker. No longer a part of the Ravagers after a mutiny, Yondu will team up with Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) as well as the rest of the Guardians.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and Kurt Russell. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters May 5.