Look, yonder – It’s Yondu!

yondu1Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has unveiled the first official image of Yondu, played by THE WALKING DEAD’s ex-Merle, Michael Rooker.

Sure, the image is a bit dark, but trust me, the guy has blue skin.

Gunn had this to say about the character and the actor on his Facebook page:

#gotgpicoftheday Michael Rooker onset as Yondu. You’ll be seeing more of him soon. Yondu was not in the original script. I added him and wrote the role specifically for Rooker. I wasn’t sure Marvel was going to go for either idea, so I was relieved when they responded enthusiastically to both.

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