Guardians of the Galaxy Michael Rooker set images revealed the blue skin of Yondu, but noticeably absent was the trademark fin of the character.
Some comic books fans speculated the fin might be added through CGI later in post-production, but now it's learned that the fin will not be a part of the character in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
In a recent Unrendered podcast, Micheal Rooker let the news be known.
"As you can see from some of the photos out there, I’m not in a loincloth. I don’t have a major, major fin thing that goes down my back," Rooker said. "We haven’t visually gone with the way that Yondu was in the comics."
While some fans may ask why bother even using the character if it's going to be such a drastic change, perhaps we'll find out more come this August. Rooker's Yondu seems more like a space pirate while Yondu in the comic books was a founding member of the future-version and original Guardians of the Galaxy. He joined forces with Vance Astro after his planet was attacked by the Badoon.
Rooker also described the movie similar to what a producer described Guardians of the Galaxy as being ("bright, colorful and pulpy").
"Lovely, beautiful colors," Rooker said.
Guardians of the Galaxy has an August 1, 2014 release in the U.S.
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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.