The upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie will see the superhero group go up against one of the most fearsome villains in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and they will be needing all the help that they can get. Fortunately, the Guardians of the Galaxy are confirmed to team up with the Avengers in Infinity War, to face the Mad Titan-Thanos.
In a Facebook live video by Vin Diesel, who plays the beloved Guardians of the Galaxy Character Groot, the actor shared good news for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, confirming the anticipated crossover between Starlord and the rest of his crew with Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers.
“The Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War, and that’s incredibly exciting,” Diesel shared in the video. “You were told before everybody.”
Catch his entire monologue below.
Posted by Vin Diesel on Friday, August 19, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy was an instant hit among fans and critics, and its popularity almost came as a surprise since much of the characters in the movie were not what most would consider as mainstream. But the right cast and an engrossing plot line paved the way for the Guardians characters to become household names.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 will see the addition of other notable actors and actresses into the already star studded lineup, with Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Pom Klementieff joining the intergalactic fray. The movie is still a year away, though, with the release date set to be on May 5, 2017. While the core team of Guardians of the Galaxy are confirmed to team up with the Avengers, it is still unclear if the new cast members will also be joining Infinity War.
Meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War, will be released a year later, on May 4, 2018, most probably to give the Guardians of the Galaxy some time to rest up before they face Thanos and the infinity gauntlet.
While waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 and Avengers: Infinity War, MCU fans can get their dose of superhero fix with Doctor Strange, who will be appearing in theaters on November 4, 2016. Rumors are, he will also be joined by a member of the Avengers, which just means that the (Marvel) universe truly is expanding.
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