It’s a common consensus that Marvel has big plans for “Avengers: Infinity War”. If you think about who the Avengers are going up against, these superheroes are going to need all the help that they can get.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo previously teased that there will be as many as 67 Marvel characters going into the movie. Although many of these characters won’t have leading roles, we’re still left wondering who will be included and who won’t. For example, will Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord and his “Guardians of the Galaxy” crew fight alongside their superhero peers in the 2-part “Avengers: Infinity War”?
During a recent interview with Nerdist, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were asked if fans would get to see a Guardians-Avengers crossover in “Infinity War”, to which Markus replied, “Let me put it this way. You know who owns that gauntlet, right. And you know who’s in another movie and his kids are in that movie…you do the math.”
To put it in perspective, Thanos was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first Avengers film. The Mad Titan’s next appearance was in “Guardians of the Galaxy” where his 2 contentious daughters, Gamora and Nebula, both harbour hatred towards their father.
Gamora was forcibly taken by Thanos when she was an infant while Nebula resents him for what he has turned her into. As Andy Kubai points out, would Marvel really set up a film where one of their biggest baddies menaces the universe, and his daughters wouldn’t be involved in aiding or stopping their father?
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to have Nebula join in the fight. Various sources also pointed out that one of the Guardians, Drax the Destroyer, plays a pivotal role in battling Thanos in the “Infinity War” comic book storyline. Should the writers choose to maintain elements of his story arc, Drax could wind up being the guardian of the Power Gem (or stone).
That being said, we still don’t know if the Guardians will be appearing in “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” or “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2”, or in both movies. Hopefully, we’ll get more details when “Avengers: Infinity War” (which will soon be retitled) begins production later this year. It’ll be interesting to see how the creative force behind “Infinity War” pull off something of this scale and magnitude.
Phase 3 will continue with approximately 8 more movies before moving into Phase 4 with “Infinity War Part 2”. Here is the list of Marvel future films’ release dates as it stands:
- 4th November 2016 – “Doctor Strange“
- 5th May 2017 – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2“
- 7th July 2017 – “Spider-Man: Homecoming“
- 3rd November 2017 – “Thor: Ragnarok“
- 16th February 2018 – “Black Panther“
- 4th May 2018 – “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1”
- 6th July 2018 – “Ant-Man and the Wasp“
- 8th March 2019 – “Captain Marvel“
- 3rd May 2019 – “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2”
Meanwhile, “Captain America: Civil War” is currently showing in cinemas. Check out our movie review here.