If there is someone that viewers won't be seeing in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," it's Michael Rooker's Yondu, who (spoiler) sacrificed his life in the sequel to save Star-Lord. His rather emotional death in this year's blockbuster, which earned $863.4 million globally, cut short what would have been an awesome father-and-son relationship between Peter Quill and Yondu.

Yondu had tried to protect Star-Lord from Ego's (Kurt Rusell) evil plans.

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Writer and director James Gunn, who has always been active on social media, once again took to Facebook (via Screen Rant) to shed more light on the possibility of Yondu returning to the big screen, despite his death in the sequel. The director expressed his dislike about the idea of resurrecting the character, given the emotional weight it gave the sequel and the importance of his death in Peter's story. Here's what he had to say about Yondu's possible participation in future "Guardians" films.

Michael Rooker played Yondu, Peter Quill's adoptive father in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (YouTube/JoBlo Movie Clips)
Michael Rooker played Yondu, Peter Quill's adoptive father in "Guardians of the Galaxy." (YouTube/JoBlo Movie Clips)

James Gunn clarifies Yondu's status in the MCU

According to director James Gunn, he is open to the possibility of bringing back Michael Rooker's Yondu in "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," as long as it's limited to a "flashback or prequel." He shared that resurrecting him from the dead will "nullify his sacrifice and the love from father to son that affects me so much personally as well as others all around the world." He went on to add that just because the Yondu Funko Pops are selling well, that doesn't warrant a resurrection from the dead.

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He said that the thought of bringing Yondu back from the dead just because he suddenly became viewers' favorite Guardian "horrifies and sickens" the director, adding that "I hate it. And I’ll never do it."

Yondu in future flashbacks

There are a lot of additional stories to tell about Yondu and his involvement with Ego. Back in the first "Guardians" film, viewers gathered that Peter Quill's father was seeking him, with reasons unknown. Those reasons were made known in the sequel via both Ego and Yondu.

It's unclear what direction "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" will take, given that it will take place following "Avengers: Infinity War," which releases in May of 2018. What has already been confirmed is that fans get to see the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel in both the third "Guardians" film and in "Avengers: Infinity War," which arrives on May 4, 2018.

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