Michael Rooker will commemorate Yondu at a special event for fans. Rooker’s character - the leader of the Ravagers and Peter Quill’s adoptive daddy/kidnapper - met a tragic end at in the third act of James Gunn’s space-faring sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. It was one of the most memorable death scenes in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, although some have questioned whether it did the Yondu character justice.
Rooker has since discussed Yondu's unforgettable death scene, describing its impact as a “big time grief” that “lasts forever”. Thankfully, Rooker managed to get in one particularly amazing line of dialogue before Yondu made the ultimate sacrifice: his Mary Poppins reference, which wasn’t even in the Guardians 2 script, will last long in the memory.
And now comes the news that Rooker - who’s always delightfully funny at public proceedings - will attend a special event in the Los Angeles area “to commemorate his character and interact with fans”. The event will take place between 9am and 12-midday on August 22nd, at Shorty’s Barber Shop in West Hollywood.
The first fifty fans to arrive at the event will “receive a $50 gift certificate to Shorty’s Barber Shop to come back and Get the Yondu Look“. The Yondu look apparently entails “a faux hawk and hair sprayed red”.
Further to that, ten lucky - and stylish - fans will get to have their hair cut and dyed on the day, while Rooker is there to witness it. To be in with a chance of being one of those ten, you need to email your name and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
There will be a lot of other giveaways on the day, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Blu-ray combo packs and digital copies of the film. Posters signed by Rooker will also be available, along with “other Guardians themed items”. There will also be opportunities to take photos with Rooker. In addition, two fans will leave the barber shop with “an awesome custom-made Yondu umbrella to keep that new ‘do safe from the LA sun!”
You may never get another chance to obtain a Yondu umbrella (it's hard to picture them being sold in the Disney Store). In fact, most of these items sound great, but let’s be honest: meeting Rooker may be the coolest possible outcome of attending this event. It’s probably wise to get to there as early as possible, for that reason.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is available now digitally and releases on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 22, 2017.
Source: Marvel Studios
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