You can always count on Vin Diesel to drop as many hints as possible when it comes to his upcoming slate. He’s seldom off social media, often hitting up the various platforms to unleash his thoughts on potential future projects, which is exactly what he did today, confirming his involvement in a certain Marvel Studios outing. We already suspected this to be the case, but now it’s official: the Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
Here’s the transcript of Diesel’s Facebook Live video (via Screen Rant):
“Next year you’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming and that whole concept started from you all saying ‘when are you gonna 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 back – some of you can look up that picture…there was this old Avengers copy that was behind me in that picture if you look back on my Facebook page you can find that.”
“What’s gonna 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.”
As I mentioned above, we kinda knew they’d be in the movie back when the Russos gushed excitedly about bringing Star-Lord into the mix. The matter of how Peter Quill’s gang are worked into the Avengers sequel is another issue entirely, especially as James Gunn has gone on record stating that Thanos and the Infinity Stones play no part whatsoever in Guardians 2. Might the Avengers take a trip to the far reaches of the galaxy – using some as-yet undisclosed Stark tech? – or will the Guardians make for Earth? Weigh in with your thoughts and speculate to your heart’s content in the comments below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the spacefaring tales of Marvel’s ragtag cosmic crew when it bursts onto screens May 5, 2017, with Avengers: Infinity War set for landing on May 4, 2018.