While we already knew Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) would be rocketing his way into Avengers: Infinity War following the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we had yet to hear if the rest of the Guardians would also appear in the third Avengers film.
On Friday, Vin Diesel (Groot) hosted a Facebook live chat where the actor confirmed that YES! The Guardians will make their way into directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s (Captain America: Civil War) next Marvel opus, Infinity War. Here’s what the actor said:
“Next year you’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming and that whole concept started from you all saying ‘when are you gonna be in a Marvel movie?’ And you remember the first picture after that Marvel meeting that I had where I was standing [with] the Avengers thing in the back – some of you can look up that picture…there was this old Avengers copy that was behind me in that picture if you look back on my Facebook page you can find that.
What’s gonna be surreal is that picture is going to come to pass because now the Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War and that’s incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting and something that if you were a part of our page you knew before everybody.”
That is incredibly exciting news indeed! I can’t wait to see the crew of the Milano join forces with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin). Infinity War will mark the first time two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest movie franchises will assemble on the big screen, and that's a mighty spectacle I can't wait to see. How about you?
Filming on Avengers: Infinity War is slated to commence early next year for a May 4, 2018, release.
UPDATE: In other Guardians-related news, director James Gunn has released a “first digital look" at some Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art. Check it out below:
(via Comic Book Resources)