Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Director Reveals NSFW Version of the Iconic Mary Poppins Line Was Cut

Over the past decade, the Guardians of the Galaxy have gone from a relatively-obscure Marvel team to one of the most beloved superhero movie franchises. With two films surrounding the ensemble already released - and a third on the way - general audiences have fallen in love with the eclectic ensemble of heroes. Part of that is thanks to the clever dialogue and catchphrases in both films -- but it sounds like one almost took a completely different shape. During's recent Quarantine Watch Party of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, writer-director James Gunn revealed that he got a take of Yondu's (Michael Rooker) iconic "I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!" that was much more NSFW.

While that take would have obviously never made it into a PG-13 Disney movie, it still is amazing to imagine Rooker saying the alternate version of the line. As the actor has explained in the years since Vol. 2 was first released, he's had some colorful reactions to that line's popularity.

"You know, that does seem like that's improvised but it's not," Rooker explained during a convention appearance in 2017. "James Gunn wrote that line. And I was the genius that made it sound real. Don't get me wrong, James Gunn was genius in writing the line but, you know, I have to stand up for the actors."

Gunn also previously spoke about the thought process of creating that scene, especially given the bizarre pop culture reference that surrounds it.

"When I was visualizing the scene, it didn't look quite as heroic as I intended it to be," Gunn explained in 2017. "So, I put the Poppins line in Peter Quill's mouth. And Yondu, of course, not knowing the name Mary or Poppins, might think he's sort of a Lee Marvin type, and he owns it."


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now available to stream on Disney+.