With Captain America Civil War on the horizon, it’s clear that we’ll be seeing our Marvel movies get bigger with even more reoccurring characters making cameo appearances as we inch closer to what will truly be a spectacle in Avengers Infinity War. There’s so many parts and so much to see there’s a chance that we could see every major character in some way appear in either one or both Infinity War movies. Up to 67 have already been confirmed with more on the way. One of the most interesting isn’t just a single character, but a cast of characters. One’s we like to call, the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Co-director for the film Joe Russo (CA: Winter Soldier, CA:Civil War) opened up about the project, but stayed mum on the prospect of having band of misfits play and extended role in the proceedings of Avengers: Infinity War.
“That is another one that we would have to reserve as a surprise, but we will say this: People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie. The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.”
What is more interesting is what Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had to say. Seems as though he’s never been too keen on having a crossover happen when it comes to cameo appearances in his movie. He reassured everyone that the follow-up sequel to the surprise 2014 box-office success will not see Iron Man, Cap, or any of the other earth-bound heroes appear in the comic book inspired space opera.
Now just because Tony and the gang won’t be paying a visit to Peter Quill and his crew, that doesn’t mean that they won’t be exposed to the cosmic side of Marvel in due time. He also made a point to mention that although the two films that he and his brother/co-director Anthony Russo have worked on in CA: Winter Soldier and CA: Civil War have a more grounded theme, both Infinity War films will inevitably be of a different approach.
“I sat in the theater and watched Empire Strikes Back seven times in a row when I was a kid. Yeah, we’re science fiction fans as well, Dungeons and Dragons. We collected all the books when we were kids. We had figurines. Anything that you could think of that has to do with fantasy or sci-fi or superheroes was in our universe. We’re just going to approach the cosmic side with the same fervor that we did the earthbound work we’ve been doing. We also are going to work really hard to bring a psychological realism. We obviously can’t bring a naturalism to it because it doesn’t really exist outside of science fiction, but we can bring that psychological realism to it, to the characters, and that’s going to be our focus. Also, it’s going to be our focus to explore the cosmic side, applying the same rules that we like to apply to the last two films that we’ve done. It ends up being the rules of physics always apply or apply as much as we can get them to apply based on what we’re doing.”
It looks like the zenith of the MCU is in good hands with the Russo’s, And with all the characters that have been introduced and some new one’s still to come, they’re gonna try their hardest to make sure there’s a place for all of them. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters on May 4th, 2018, with Part 2 on its way May 3rd, 2019.
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