Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord Is Probably Appearing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Lots of news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe today as directors Joe and Anthony Russo make the rounds to promote Captain America: Civil War. As you might expect, the Russos are already looking ahead to Avengers: Infinity War, and they just basically confirmed a bit of casting news that’s pretty exciting — especially for all those fans who keep asking James Gunn when we’ll see the Guardians of the Galaxy crossover with the rest of the MCU.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, the duo were asked which characters they’re excited to work with that they haven’t collaborated with just yet. Here’s what Anthony Russo said:
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.
He doesn’t blatantly say “Star-Lord will be in Infinity War,” but that’s the gist of his coy response. And it makes sense — the two-part Infinity War will be the culmination of three phases of Marvel films, pitting the MCU heroes against Thanos, a villain that first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s also sort of an all-hands-on-deck situation, so you’d have to imagine that at least someone from the Guardians corner of the universe would show up, especially since Thanos is an intergalactic threat. We’re talking about a problem that could have major ramifications for the entire universe and all of existence, not just Earth.
Which is also why it makes sense that Thor will be back for Infinity War, as Joe Russo confirms:
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.
It’ll still be a while before all of this happens, however, and first we have to get through Civil War — which hits theaters on May 6.
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