‘Guardians Vol. 2’: James Gunn Explains How Yondu’s Arrow Works

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Hands down, my favorite part of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the role that Michael Rooker’s character Yondu plays in the film’s story. He’s such a great character, brought to life beautifully by Rooker, and he’s also got one of the coolest weapons, the whistle-controlled Yaka Arrow.

Taking to Twitter, Director James Gunn recently took a moment to explain a little bit about the workings of the Yaka Arrow, a concept Gunn himself created, as the Yondu of the comics was more in line with a traditional archer.

Here’s what Gunn stated in a series of tweets:

Gunn’s tweets were originally in response to a video he shared that was released by Nerdist, an episode of Because Science w/ Kyle Hill, which scientifically breaks down how the weapon works.

When a fan attempted to point out that it was peculiar that the fins or headpieces are so common while the arrow is so rare, well, the always one-step-ahead-of-us Gunn had an answer for that as well:

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Elizabeth Debicki, Glenn Close, Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone. Here is the sequel’s official synopsis:

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now.

Source: Twitter, Nerdist

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).