UPDATE: James Gunn has responded to a question about this rumor on Twitter and has shot it down:

Our friends at That Hashtag Show have come across a casting call that indicates one of everyone’s fan favorite characters will be making an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. While we aren’t sure of the details surrounding the role, it appears that it will be a relatively meaty one given that the casting call indicates nearly a month long window of availability.

If you want to avoid MASSIVE spoilers for Infinity War and GOTG Vol. 2, don’t proceed past this nice image of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet:

The casting call, which seems to have since been altered, is asking for stand-ins for Pom Klementieff and Michael Rooker. We know that both actors were in Atlanta earlier in the year and we even have this great picture of Rooker in an Infinity War beanie:

Having a great morning so far at my lovely local Starbucks in Peachtree city Georgia…..ShitYes!!!

A post shared by Michael Rooker (@michael_rooker) on

What we did not know at the time, however, was the Rooker’s Yondu would make sacrifice himself to save Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We watched Yondu die, be turned to ashes and be spread into the vacuum of space. It would be a shame to let his sacrifice and the honor he regained in death be undone by a resurrection, which James Gunn has made clear is NOT going to happen. So what role is Yondu going to be playing in Avengers: Infinity War? We have some thoughts.

The easiest way to explain his presence would be through a flashback. Since the stand-ins for Rooker and Klementieff are being requested for the same dates, it seems that their scenes could be taking place together. Could we be seeing some sort of flashback to earlier days on Ego’s planet? Perhaps one of their meetings when Yondu was tasked with stealing a specific child other than Peter Quill…

Another possibility is that during the film, one of the Infinity Stones is used to either alter reality or bring Yondu’s soul back from beyond. “But you just said that Gunn said…” In this instance, we’re not talking about a permanent resurrection. Perhaps someone uses the Reality Stone to give the heroes what they want to sate them and keep them from fighting (you remember that Vision and Wanda scene?). Maybe Star-Lord and Mantis are somehow taken into the Soul Stone where they meet up with Yondu? Maybe Star-Lord is offered the return of Yondu in exchange for something? The truth is,the only thing we are clear on is that Yondu, though dead, has some part to play in this film. For a film that has been in production for nearly 5 months, we know incredibly little about what’s going on and Marvel Studios is taking great measures to make sure it stays that way.

Watch Joe’s THS video below for the whole scoop and keep checking back here for all your MCU movie news.

Source: That Hashtag Show