The Guardians Are A Tight-Knit Unit By The Time Avengers: Infinity War Rolls Around


After two films, one Infinity Stone, and more in-fighting than you could shake a blaster at, the Guardians of the Galaxy are beginning to find their groove.

So much so, in fact, that James Gunn’s A-holes will be a tight-knit unit by the time Avengers: Infinity War rolls around next month. They’ll seemingly enjoy a great role in the Marvel crossover, too, even if the film belongs to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – from Hawkeye to the bearded Captain America, directors Joe and Anthony Russo left no stone unturned when assembling their gigantic character roster.

And while James Gunn was on-hand during the creation of Avengers: Infinity War and, specifically, those scenes involving Star-Lord and the gang, Anthony Russo recently explained to Screen Rant that the Guardians of the Galaxy have grown closer since their escapades in Vol. 2.

I think changes are about chemistry and about camaraderie and the fact that they’re closer, and they’re tighter, and they’ve been doing it for a while. If there’s any change, it’s in that when they may or may not intersect with the Avengers in this movie, they have cemented their chemistry as a team – and they would stand in contrast with the other teams. Potentially.

It’s a credit to the screenplay, then, one drawn up by MCU mainstays Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus (Civil War), that all of Infinity War‘s character arcs have fallen into place. The jury’s still out on the film’s pacing and general storytelling, of course. But rest assured, the Guardians will enjoy a pretty memorable role on April 27th.

They have a great role in this film. Everyone is interwoven into this plot, in a way where they have an emotional connection to the story, and are emotionally effected by the stakes in the movie. You can’t tell a movie with this many characters, and not have each of those characters show up, honor them from their different franchises, if they are not motivated to be there, if they are not in life or death circumstances, if they are not fighting to save their belief system, or their way of life.

We are, at the time of writing, little over six weeks out from the release of Avengers: Infinity War, with the second and likely final trailer expected online tomorrow morning. Keep your peepers peeled.