James Gunn Did Write The Mary Poppins Line For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Despite Previous Reports

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Fans who follow James Gunn on either Facebook or Twitter know that he's one of the more vocal directors involved in the MCU. Often hosting Q and A's, he confirmed a number of things fans were curious about, including Groot's dancing origins and his involvement with Avengers: Infinity War. Now, he has taken to Facebook to confirm that he did indeed write Yondu's famous "I'm Mary Poppins" line from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, after various sites claimed that he didn't.

Gunn's confirmation came from correcting a post by Marvel True Facts. The Guardians of the Galaxy director went on to point out that the line wasn't just in the script, it was in the original treatment. Admittedly, the folks from the fan page did fix their mistake, but the damage was already done at this point.

The basis of the original rumor came from this quote: "When I was visualizing the scene, it didn't look quite as heroic as I intended it to be. So then I put the Poppins line in Peter Quill's mouth. And Yondu, of course, not knowing the name Mary or Poppins, might think he's sort of a Lee Marvin type, and he owns it." Judging from this quote alone, it's hard to see how this lead to people thinking the Mary Poppins line wasn't in the script.


"I'm Mary Poppins ya'll" is easily one of the more iconic lines from the movie, especially since Yondu later died saving Star-Lord in the film's climax. While the line was pretty funny, the death of Yondu proved that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was willing to go to places other Marvel movies wouldn't go to.

We won't be seeing Yondu in the third Guardians of the Galaxy or Avengers: Infinity War, unless a few flashbacks are planned. Still, it was good seeing the character change in the second film, and his death is easily the most emotional moment in the MCU bar none.

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