Marvel has been very good at finding new and unique ways at connecting their cinematic universe. Even with cameos and crossovers, fans are always asking for more connectivity. The biggest requests have been between the movie world and television side, plus the Guardians and Avengers meeting up.
The prospect of a major crossover has been all anyone can think about for Avengers: Infinity War. However, James Gunn has seemed hesitant at the idea of bringing the two far reaching sides of the universe together too quickly. Chris Hemsworth has expressed his interest in a team up, while Dave Bautista prays for a crossover.
We have yet to receive a definitive answer on if they will appear in either of the two part Infinity War, but it is safe to assume that fans would be thrown into an outrage if they did not. Thankfully, it appears that the Russo brothers, who will direct both parts of Infinity War, will tie the universe together.
While speaking to Comicboook.com at Wizard World, they were asked about whether or not the Guardians and Avengers will meet in a few years.
Joe: That is another one that we would have to reserve as a surprise, but we will say this: People will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie. The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.
When asked how they would adapt their grounded and realistic tone with the Captain America movies to an Avengers film, Joe responded by saying,
I sat in the theater and watched Empire Strikes Back seven times in a row when I was a kid. Yeah, we’re science fiction fans as well, Dungeons and Dragons. We collected all the books when we were kids. We had figurines. Anything that you could think of that has to do with fantasy or sci-fi or superheroes was in our universe. We’re just going to approach the cosmic side with the same fervor that we did the earthbound work we’ve been doing. We also are going to work really hard to bring a psychological realism. We obviously can’t bring a naturalism to it because it doesn’t really exist outside of science fiction, but we can bring that psychological realism to it, to the characters, and that’s going to be our focus.
Also, it’s going to be our focus to explore the cosmic side, applying the same rules that we like to apply to the last two films that we’ve done. It ends up being the rules of physics always apply or apply as much as we can get them to apply based on what we’re doing.
It is unlikely we get any sort of real confirmation on whether or not they will be in it for some time. With Avengers: Infinity War starting a nine month shoot at the end of this year, we should have a better understanding by then. At the latest, we will have a greater understanding once Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters in 2017.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters May 4, 2018. Avengers: Infinity war Part 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 3, 2019.