Michael Rooker's Yondu has been one of the highlights of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. It's clear that he loves the role too, because apparently he just dresses up like that when he's visiting the office. Rooker recently visited the offices of Marvel Studios while going the full Yondu. He wanders the halls for nearly half an hour just chatting with the people he comes across and generally having a good time. It's worth checking out the whole thing if you've got the time. Give it a look.
The video was part of a live stream that Michael Rooker did visiting Marvel dressed as his character from Guardians of the Galaxy, while an unidentified Marvel person helped him film while dressed as Spider-Man. Nobody at Marvel seems too shocked to see Yondu walk by their cubicle, so it may not have been quite as impromptu an event as it is made to appear. Of course, this is Marvel, and weird stuff probably happens there on a fairly regular basis. Rooker wanders all throughout the building meeting numerous employees, introducing himself, and getting to learn little bits here and there about what goes on in the building.
Marvel offices look more or less like any other. Cubicle farms as far as the eye can see unless you're lucky enough to warrant an office. I'm not sure what else I would have expected, but you sort of think that Marvel wouldn't look just like offices that I've worked doing much more boring jobs. The decorations are certainly nice though. Everywhere you look there is Marvel related art on the walls, everything from vinyl wraps showing MCU scenes to full-size replicas of Iron Man armor. It probably is a bit different job when you walk past an Iron Man suit on your way to lunch every day.up.
Why exactly was Michael Rooker wanding an office building in full makeup? It's not entirely clear. There are a pair of potential answers. At one point he tells an employee that he was filming something secret. It would certainly explain the makeup, but what exactly would he have been filming? While we're sure there will always be ancillary things that Rooker will need to film for Marvel, he is part of the MCU forever, even if his character won't be a major part of it going forward, but it's also possible that he was making a joke about filming. The other item is that this was all done as a promotion of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Blu-Ray release. At one point on the video, he comes across a copy of the disc and goes into full pitch mode. While he plays it off as a joke, it's also clear that he knows the pitch, so that might actually be the ultimate reason.
Whatever the purpose, it was truly a blast to see everybody having a good time. Yondu will be missed.
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