The Guardians of the Galaxy are about to stage their sophomore outing, and though the critical consensus has been surprisingly mixed hitherto – James Gunn’s sequel is supposedly a CG-laden blast that fails to hit the dizzying heights of its predecessor – there’s a crackle of excitement emanating from the four corners of the Internet in anticipation of Star-Lord’s return.
Back in those rocket-powered boots is Chris Pratt, who headlines a cast comprised of Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (Groot), and Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon). With the exception of the latter two, all of those primary characters entered the MCU as galactic drifters, but by the end of James Gunn’s 2014 sleeper hit, they had earned their title as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s most unconventional family unit by a country mile.
That bond will continue to flourish with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2., though when Cinema Blend caught up with Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, the executive briefly touched on their inevitable transition to Avengers: Infinity War.
They will have evolved slightly, in some recognizable ways. But really they’ll be the Guardians and dealing with the s**t storm they have to deal with.
It’s not a quote to stop the presses, but it’s interesting to hear that the Guardians will have “evolved” ever so slightly in time for their almighty dust-up with Thanos. Zoe Saldana was quoted recently as saying that Star-Lord, Gamora and the rest of the crew will bring levity to the otherwise “dramatic” Infinity War, but until we see footage of Joe and Anthony Russo’s sequel in action, it’s difficult to gauge just how funny the Russo’s sequel will turn out to be. Stay tuned for more.
Now teetering on the verge of its theatrical release – in the UK, at least – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will begin rolling out across various parts of Europe next week, before James Gunn’s sequel makes its way Stateside on May 5th. Further afield, Joe and Anthony Russo are currently deep in production on Avengers: Infinity War ahead of its launch in May of next year. It’ll lay the necessary foundation for Avengers 4, and there’s a supposedly a good reason why Marvel has yet to unveil the sequel’s title.
Source: Cinema Blend