Marvel’s two-part Avengers: Infinity War implies the biggest team up of superheroes we’ve ever seen in a live-action film. During Wizard World Cleveland Comic-Con, directors Joe and Anthony Russo facetiously teased the possibility of 67 characters, but in reality the MCU certainly seems to be setting up for something pretty big. Whatever the lineup ends up being, the Russos have seemingly confirmed Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord will be one of them.
During an interview, Comicbook.com asked the duo what characters they’re looking forward to working with that they haven’t already. According to Anthony:
“The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that’s happened before in the MCU so you don’t want to get into spoilers but I’m a big fan of what James Gunn has done. [Joe Russo and I] are both big fans of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you’d be very excited.”
The films leading up to Infinity War, including Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, suggest Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel will also feature in some way, while rumors circling the Web suggest Part 2 is reserved for the reentrance of the original lineup. Cryptic reports aside, Joe confirmed that Thor will be coming back after Thor: Ragnarok, which recently cast Creed’s Tessa Thompson.
“I’m excited to work with Thor. They’re doing some really interesting stuff with Ragnarok and where he’s gonna be at the beginning of Infinity War is gonna be a very interesting place and I think very profound. I think he’s gonna have a real emotional motivation after that.”
Part 1 of Infinity is scheduled for theaters on May 4, 2018, while Part 2 will drop on May 3, 2019. For more on the Marvel Studios universe, peruse our recent news stories below:
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