Vin Diesel has divulged that the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, reports the Independent. Diesel shared this update through his Facebook Live Stream. The Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) felt very different from the usual superheroes centric Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Also, most of the action took place in the space with little footage about the earth.
It is quite surprising how Vin Diesel has managed to drop such a juicy update so casually while Marvel Studios’ austerity regarding details of its superhero movies is well-known. Meanwhile, the parent company, Disney, would have preferred Diesel sticking to Groot’s famous line – “I am Groot.”
The Guardians joining the famous Avengers will certainly delight millions of Marvel fans across the world. However, Diesel’s intentions for sharing such an update over social media are a bit questionable. Especially after the reports of his feud with Dwayne Johnson at the conclusion of the shoot of Fast 8 last week, according to Los Angeles Times. Was Diesel trying to cover that? Maybe. Though Diesel did praise Dwayne Johnson for shining in the Fast Five (2011) movie.
“Next year, you’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming, and that whole concept started from you all saying, ‘When are you going to be in a Marvel movie, when are you going to be in a Marvel movie?’ And you remember the first picture after that Marvel meeting that I had, where I was standing with the Avengers thing in the background … there was an old Avengers copy behind me in the picture.”
Last year, the Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, told MTV, that Guardians 2 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) won’t connect with Avengers: Infinity War. He added that the Guardians team is not subservient to the Avengers and aims to expand the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Diesel had a different story to share. Amidst the excitement of Guardians set to appear in the Avengers movie, he blurted out the details even before Marvel Studios got a chance to put up a teaser image or a video.
“What’s going to be surreal is, that picture is going to come to pass because now the Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War and that’s incredibly exciting, incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting, and something that if you were a part of our page, you knew before everybody, or you were told before everybody.”
However, Diesel did not clarify whether all heroes of the Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in Avengers: Infinity War. It could be a usual post-credits scene or just a couple of seconds in the climax. Do not expect Marvel Studios to shell out any details till the movie releases.
Thanos, the evil Dark Lord, who briefly appeared at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, got properly introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy.
@donatodeadpool Yes.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 20, 2016
Last week, Director James Gunn clarified that the sequel movie wouldn’t have any Infinity Stones, reported Collider, and he continued his stand about Guardians not joining Avengers in the upcoming Infinity War. However, that is hard to digest since Thanos as well as the Infinity Stone were part of the story in the Guardians of the Galaxy.
For the uninitiated with MCU, Thanos is looking for the Infinity Stones for his Infinity Gauntlet. Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige cleared the confusion saying that there are two Infinity Gauntlets, reports Screen Rant. One is with Thanos while other is with Odin in Asgard, already shown in the first Thor movie. In the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the Odin-son Thor will investigate why exactly Thanos is going greedy and impatient about the second Infinity Gauntlet.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 includes the adventures of baby Groot. If you can recollect, Groot sacrificed himself to save his friends in the first movie. However, it is not clear on the how the Guardians will join the Avengers in the Infinity War and whether the former team will aid the latter in facing the evil Dark Lord, Thanos.
The second cosmic adventure features Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/ Star-lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer. Vin Diesel will lend his voice for Groot while Bradley Cooper will voice Rocket Raccoon. Sylvester Stallone will join this team along with Kurt Russell who plays Ego, according to Deadline.
If you check the concept art closely, there’s a new character with the team. It’s Pom Klementieff who will play Mantis, a new member of the Guardians team, reported EW.
Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to release on May 5, 2017, while the Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to arrive on April 28, 2018.
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