Marvel Studios announced on Friday night that The Guardians of the Galaxy will battle alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the rest of “Earth’s mightiest heroes” in Avengers: Infinity War,
That means, we’ll get to see Thor the thunder god battling next to Rocket Raccoo.
This news has been confirmed via a video posted online of Robert Downey Jr.,Tom (Spiderman) Holland, and Chris Pratt, aka Star-Lord where the three heroes were standing on a set surrounded by a huge green scree.
Before that video, Downey and Holland appeared in a Facebook Live event where Downey took questions from fans and Holland, whose face was covered in black dots used for CGI recognition, acted as Downey’s cameraman. Pratt dropped by to let the pair know the shooting is about to start.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that the movie is actually two movies shot back to back, rendering it the conclusion of the story that started with Iron Man.
Infinity War will be released first, on May 4th, 2018. The follow-up (not yet titled) will be released the following May. Both movies are directed by Captain America films The Winter Soldier and Civil War’s Joe and Anthony Russo.
“Tony is not talking to Steve… The Avengers are basically a name with nobody in it,” says Christopher Markus, after last year’s clash of heroes in Civil War. “The world is vulnerable.” Christopher co-wrote the screenplay with Stephen McFeely.
Galactic death-god Thanos (Josh Brolin) is the villain in this installment. He’s been trying to collect the infinity stones (powerful gems that allow Doctor Strange to bend time, among others) to create a gauntlet to give him dominion over space, time, and all reality.
Feige says that the Avengers have been set up to face Thanos since the first movie. “How do you do that in a way that’s unexpected, that pits the Avengers against somebody who is more powerful than anybody they’ve ever faced, and yet make them completely unprepared to face them? Well, tear them apart. Which is why we made Civil War before Infinity War,” he added.
Joe Russo said “Tony senses this greater threat approaching, so he is doing everything in his power to keep the Earth safe.” In the video we can see him trying to hold down the fort without the rest of the Avengers. He’s seen standing in front of a line of Iron Men, similar to the ones in Age of Ultron (with very unfortunate results).