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 highly-anticipated Avengers film 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 Avengers movie. 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 Avengers 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.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War is currently for release on May 4, 2018.