James Gunn On The Guardians’ Role Within Avengers: Infinity War: They’re In Good Hands


After two rip-roaring journeys through the cosmos and a brush with the Mad Titan himself, next up for the Guardians of the Galaxy is a supporting role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

James Gunn’s madcap A-holes are said to bring levity to the otherwise “dramatic” Infinity War, while we know that their first encounter with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will come when the Milano crosses paths with Thor, who is presumably drifting through the cosmos following the calamitous events of Ragnarok.

It’s a long-anticipated crossover that left SDCC attendees weak at the knees, and when IGN (via ComicBook.com) caught up with writer-director James Gunn, the outlet asked him to outline his thoughts on the Guardians of the Galaxy and, crucially, how they’re being implemented into both Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel. Spoilers: the director was left overly pleased by the way Joe and Anthony Russo handled his dysfunctional family, stating that Star-Lord and the gang are in good hands.

From the chemistry brewing between Drax (Dave Bautista) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) to the promise of Doctor Strange and Spidey sharing the screen together, Avengers: Infinity War is bursting at the seams when it comes to dynamic duos. But there’s only one group that James Gunn is really concerned with, and it would seem Marvel’s ensemble movie is taking “very good care” of the Guardians.

Of course, I’ve seen it and, listen, I’ve been dealing with the Russos for a while and everybody for a while. How the Guardians are implemented into Infinity Wars, how they are supporting characters in the two Avengers movies, and how that’s going to work out. So, I’ve been here, I’ve taken very good care of them and they’ve been taking very good care of me so I feel really, really excited about it.

In related news, the filmmaker recently touched on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 post-credits scene, and why he had to fight to keep that overt nod to Adam Warlock, a character who is all set to feature prominently in Vol. 3.

It’s just not going to happen. Because I didn’t want people to have false expectations of what they thought was going to happen with Adam.

Avengers: Infinity War has been slated for release on May 4th, 2018, and it would appear that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 won’t begin filming in earnest until Joe and Anthony Russo’s ensemble piece has graced theaters.

Source: IGN