While we eagerly anticipate the May 6th release of Captain America: Civil War, I think we can all agree that it is not too soon to look ahead to Avengers: Infinity War, a massive undertaking that will be split into two films. In addition to being the culmination of every Marvel Studios offering, anticipation is likely raised considering that it will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who have already established a good rapport with moviegoers after serving up the awesome Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Much like Guardians of the Galaxy directors James Gunn, the Russo Brothers have shied away from answering the question as to whether or not we will see an Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy team up in either theatrical outing of Avengers: Infinity War. They did, however, say something that will get fans talking when approached by ComicBook.com at New Orleans WizardWorld:
“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.”
While not a clear cut confirmation, that’s the best hint that we have received to date. Should the Guardians not appear, it still seems like a safe bet that we will see more Marvel super heroes on screen than ever before.
The Russos then continued by elaborating with how they are ready to go cosmic:
“Yeah, we certainly have. 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.”
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018, with Part 2 arriving on May 3, 2019.