‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Tease ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Crossover
We already know that the soon-to-be-retitled Avengers: Infinity War will unite much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, boasting the studio’s largest lineup to date. And while James Gunn has no plans to bring other MCU characters over for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have hinted that Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord will appear in Infinity War — but he might not be the only Guardian to make that jump.
Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been fielding a lot of questions about who or what might appear in the two-part Avengers sequel, which they’re also scripting for the Russo brothers. During an appearance on the Nerdist podcast, the duo were asked if we’ll see the Guardians of the Galaxy appear in Infinity War, and their response is a bit more than optimistic:
Certainly interested in it! It’s very interesting. Let me put it this way. You know who owns that gauntlet, right? And you know who’s in another movie, whose kids are in that movie… You do the math!
Basically? We’ll probably see at least some of those characters in the big Avengers sequel. Just last month, the Russos hinted at bringing Star-Lord over for the epic Phase Three finale:
The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that’s happened before in the MCU so you don’t want to get into spoilers but I’m a big fan of what James Gunn has done. [Joe Russo and I] are both big fans of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you’d be very excited.
At this point, we should probably start asking them who won’t be in Infinity War, which will apparently be undergoing a title change sometime soon. As for who isn’t coming to the big two-part superhero party, Markus and McFeely have repeatedly said that we shouldn’t expect the Defenders, as including Marvel’s small-screen team of heroes would be “nearly impossible.”
Then again, their current plans are always subject to change due to Markus and McFeely’s writing process and the nature of the MCU’s release schedule, which the duo explained in a recent interview with Slashfilm:
Markus: [...]Because of the nature of when we start making the movie versus when it comes out, as we’re doing it for Infinity War, we wrote a lot, if not all, of Scott Lang’s stuff [in Civil War] before we ever saw Ant-Man. You just have to roll with that because we need to film.
McFeely: We assume that the Infinity War drafts we turn in shortly are…we’re probably just wrong on some of these voices.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 arrives on May 4, 2018.
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