Next year, Star-Lord and Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder will be attending to galactic affairs across Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively, though the Russo brothers have all but confirmed that the heroes will be united for the two-part Avengers: Infinity War.
Set to drop across 2018 and 2019, Joe and Anthony Russo’s two-part juggernaut will act as the culmination of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a time when Thanos will take matters into his own hands to rain down destruction on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
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They’ll be a fragile bunch after the release of next month’s Civil War, too, though the Russo brothers have their eyes set on bringing all of Marvel’s power players under one umbrella. Per ComicBook.com, Anthony Russo began by heaping praise on both James Gunn and Chris Pratt’s portrayal of Star-Lord:
“The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that’s happened before in the MCU so you don’t want to get into spoilers but I’m a big fan of what James Gunn has done. [Joe Russo and I] are both big fans of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you’d be very excited.”
Addressing Thor more directly, Joe Russo then went on to say that he’s excited to work with Hemsworth’s Asgardian.
“I’m excited to work with Thor. They’re doing some really interesting stuff with Ragnarok and where he’s gonna be at the beginning of Infinity War is gonna be a very interesting place and I think very profound. I think he’s gonna have a real emotional motivation after that.”
Shortly before Avengers: Infinity War comes crashing onto screens – across two parts on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 – Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord will be seen firing up Awesome Mix Vol. 2 when Guardians 2 makes a beeline for theaters on May 5, 2017.