The dream of finally seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy meet the Avengers has been around ever since the first film’s success that featured the ragtag of space heroes. Next year this dream will come true in the ambitious Avengers: Infinity War. Yet many started to wonder how they will communicate with each other. The largest issue lied in the fact that the Guardians all speak their own languages, but thanks to a common practice in the cosmic side of the universe, they have translators embedded. Even Peter Quill has not been to earth in many years, so it is uncertain how his English still holds up and if they will be able to understand each other. Luckily, in a Facebook post, one commentator asked this very question and was able to get a response out of the man who established the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
They all have translators embedded. They all speak different languages. Not all languages (including Groot) are in the translators.
This does seem rather interesting and explains how come to many viewers, everyone in space is talking English even though they would normally have their own unique language. The audience follows the Guardians as a whole, but our main character is Star-Lord, who would naturally hear everyone speaking English. This could also explain how come his own language skills would not have been lost, as he seems to be the only real Terran that is traveling through space, as far as we know. We will have to wait and see if the characters will have a short joke about them not understanding what the Guardians say before their translators catch up, but both Guardians films show them being able to easily talk to anyone they meet along their travels, which will probably also be the way it is handled with the Avengers. While we would lose a funny moment where Rocket says something scientific and all Stark hears is a raccoon’s chittering.
What do you think about the usage of translators? What scene would you hope to see