James Gunn Can't Stop, Won't Stop Having Fun With Yondu And Mary Poppins

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been out for about a month, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe haven't stopped dissecting every frame of James Gunn's massively successful sequel. One of the bits from the film that has become part of the pop culture lexicon is the comparison of Yondu to Disney's Mary Poppins. These lines of dialogue are some of Guardians 2's funniest, and have inspired tons of memes and fan made merchandise. Gunn in particular has clearly been tickled by the ongoing joke, and has shared the newest viral image of Yondu as the practically perfect nanny, this time inspired by Emily Blunt's recent EW cover. Check it out.

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He's Mary Poppins, ya'll! This newest image comes to us from popular concept artist Boss Logic, and was shared by James Gunn on his Facebook. Boss Logic has done plenty of renderings of actors as popular comic book characters, and this newest piece doesn't disappoint. Just look at this goofy blue guy.

The above image is a spot on recreation of Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins, but with some distinctly Yondu-esque additions. A personal highlight of mine is that Yondu is wearing the newest version of Mary's hat, although his Finn is sticking out of the accessory. And a closer inspection will also see the always delightful Baby Groot hanging onto the side of it.

You can also see that Yondu is wearing the exact costume as Emily Blunt's magical nanny. Obviously this is because Michael Rooker's blue face was photoshopped into the image, but it doesn't make it any less delightful. There's just something special about seeing Yondu in such curated fashion, especially the polkadot gloves. It'a stark juxtaposition to the more rugged Ravager duds he's normally wearing.

Speaking of his gloves, you'll notice that the artist also added Yondu's signature weapon: the yaka arrow. This unique weaponry is what makes Yondu such a deadly badass in the Guardians films, as he's able to dispatch large sums of enemies with just the tone of a whistle. This made for a particularly thrilling sequence in Guardians 2, as he an Rocket Raccoon took care of Yondu's traitorous crew. Now we just have to see if Sean Gunn's Kraglin can figure out how to work the damn thing. He definitely had a hard time in the post-credits scene for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

It should be interesting to see if Disney decides to give in and provide the fandom with some sort of Yondu/Mary Poppins moment. James Gunn and company have been campaigning for Michael Rooker to receive a cameo in Mary Poppins Returns, although that seems a bit unlikely. But that doesn't mean that the two actors couldn't get into costume for a photo opportunity; they're both owned by the same company. Although I'm not sure how family friendly Yondu really is.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may still be in some theaters, and you can catch Mary Poppins Returns in Christmas Day, 2018. In the meantime check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.