During the Hall H panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Marvel Studios revealed today that Yondu Udonta will have a fin in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Yondu has a large fin in the Marvel Comics universe, but it was cut down to something more like a mohawk haircut in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Michael Rooker, who plays Yondu in the Marvel cinematic universe, showed up in full costume, fin included, in Hall H. Marvel also showed footage concerning the fin during the event. Here's a description of the footage, as live-blogged for ComicBook.com by Lucas Siegel.
"Rocket and Yondu fall into a jail. "We deliver you to the Kree in the morning. Neither one of you will last much longer after that," The Ravager says. They have baby groot in a cage, and put him in a Ravager outfit. Yondu is trying to get Baby Groot to help them. There's a "prototype fin" that he wears on his head. He comes back with underwear, a severed toe, a mechanical eye, a desk. Baby Groot stealing stuff covertly is amazing. He brings the fin. A Ravager is shaving, and music starts to play. He has the fin! It glows when he uses his whistle arrow power. The song is being piped over the speakers. They're terrified he has the fin. "Come a little bit closer" plays, and Yondu, baby Groot, and Rocket walk confidently to the Ravagers. Yondu kills about 20 of them with one whistle. Holy crap. They keep walking through this huge Ravager base, the arrow flying and bodies falling all around them. Groot is riding Yondu's shoulder now. He runs after someone screaming, grabs him with vines and tosses him off a balcony. Huge pop.
Here's also an image of Michael Rooker in full Yondu make-up with the fin (courtesy of James Gunn's Facebook page).
Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.