The Russo Brothers finally revealed whether or not the indefinite hold on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s production would affect Avengers 4.
Many fans have wondered whether or not the controversy surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would change the outcome of the characters in the upcoming Avengers 4. In July of this year, writer/director James Gunn was fired from the trilogy-ending Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, which left many fans and people in the industry quite upset.
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Guardians films and Avengers: Infinity War, has been very outspoken about his feelings towards Disney and how they handled the James Gunn situation. Because of this fans have wondered if his character, in particular, would be written out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers 4. Joe and Anthony Russo, the directing duo behind Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, recently attended a screening of Infinity War and had some interesting things to say regarding the situation.
After the screening, which was part of the Collider Screening Series, the directors took part in a Q&A. One of the questions asked was whether or not Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 being put on indefinite hold required them to rework the group’s outcome in Avengers 4. Don’t worry Guardians fans, because according to the Russo Bros, no changes were required to be made to their film.
Guardians 3 being put on indefinite hold did not change the Russo Brothers approach for Avengers 4 and where it leaves the Guardians because they had already finished shooting the movie.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 29, 2018
Avengers 4 is set for release next May and it’s, presumably, such a massive balancing act with many plates spinning on sticks that it would probably be difficult to re-work such an integral part of the story. One of the most exciting things about Avengers: Infinity War was seeing the Guardians on-screen with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for the first time and it did not disappoint.
Hopefully, there will be more adventures with the Guardians and the Avengers in the future. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers 4 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as soon as more information becomes available. Who would you like to see direct the next Guardians film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.
During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.
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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.