The Guardians of the Galaxy themselves have opened up on why they were worried about joining the cast of Avengers: Infinity War.
Next year, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will team up alongside The Avengers as they take on the mad Titan Thanos. The film itself will be the culmination of the entire cinematic universe Marvel has established so far.
While promoting the upcoming release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, some of the cast opened up to Cinemablend about what had them nervous to join the upcoming blockbuster. Zoe Saldana, the actress behind Gamora, Thanos’ favorite daughter, explained that she found herself overwhelmed by the scale of the production and was worried audiences would be too:
“I found myself in theory very overwhelmed with the thought of combining this entire universe in two movies. And I’m like, ‘I wonder if we’re going to overwhelm the audience, overstimulate ourselves, and overstimulate everybody!’ But so far the way that they’re going about it, it’s quite powerful and awesome.”
Dave Bautista who plays Drax the Destroyer explained he was worried that the tone of the characters wouldn’t match with James Gunn has established with the first two Guardians films:
“I was afraid they were going to try and take the Guardians in a different direction, and make us who we weren’t. But they totally gave us free reign. James created a lot of the dialogue and everything for the Guardians, but they really were encouraging about letting us be ourselves and be our characters and run with it, and do our thing as usual… there’s a lot of improv, a lot of interaction between us as a cast, and they were all about it. So it was absolutely a great experience.”
Written and directed by James Gunn, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Kurt Russell. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War is currently for release on May 4, 2018.
10 Things We Would Like To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is almost upon us, but we’re already talking about what’s next for our favorite ragtag group of cosmic heroes. It’s already been announced that writer/director James Gunn will return for a third outing in the Marvel franchise, with the upcoming sequel getting positive buzz on social media based from early screenings. Of course, the Guardians are also due to return for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films as well, teaming up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against Thanos as he gathers the Infinity Stones together to wield ultimate power.
Gunn commented on Facebook that the third film will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” While Phase 4 hasn’t been officially announced, it’s assumed that this third film will be Marvel Studios’ kick-off movie for their next batch of films, most likely eyeing a May 2020 release.
With a third Guardians of the Galaxy film on the horizon, where could they possibly go for the next movie? Although this iteration of the Guardians has only been around since 2008, there’s a lot of stories and characters that could be introduced. We’ve barely scratched the surface in the Marvel cosmic world. Here are a few things we could possibly see in a third Guardians film. Click Next to take a look….