With all of the Marvel films currently in production, casting news and potential plot details have been abundant for the upcoming Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming over the past couple of weeks. However, even though it’s over a year and a half away, the Russo Brothers have arrived in Atlanta to begin pre-production for Avengers: Infinity War, and some details surrounding the massive cast have already started to trickle in. While it’s no secret that the upcoming Avengers sequel will assemble the largest cast Marvel has ever had in a single film, it’s been unclear just exactly who will be joining forces against the Mad Titan with the Avengers until now. For months, rumors have circulated that Brie Larson would make her debut appearance as Captain Marvel in Infinity War before her first standalone film, which is set to be released in 2019. When blatantly asked in an interview whether or not we can expect to see her, Anthony Russo had this to say:
“That’s one we’re going to have to plead the fifth on,”
While this could be an attempt on the part of the directors to trick us into thinking that she’s in the film when she’s not, it sure doesn’t look like it. It makes perfect sense to introduce Captain Marvel in Infinity War, because the team will need all the help they can get, and it would be an excellent way to showcase just how powerful Carol Danvers is.
The second bit of casting news is a bit more concrete. It has been generally assumed that the Guardians of the Galaxy would also be added to the roster of heroes taking on Thanos, but Vin Diesel has been the first to give us some sort of official confirmation. In a Facebook live session, Diesel talked about taking a picture with an Avengers logo after his first meeting with Marvel, and then let this news drop officially:
“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.”
Again, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it’s nice to hear it officially. While we still have over a year and a half to wait, stay posted for more news on Infinity War as it breaks!