Chris Pratt thinks that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War is going to be a timeless film that will transcend the superhero genre.
The actor returns to theaters this Friday for his second performance as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in the Marvel sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 but he already began filming scenes for the third Avengers film back in January.
Infinity War itself is set to be the culmination of the entire Marvel cinematic universe that studio has built thus far beginning with Iron Man back in 2008 as both the Avengers and the galaxies unlikeliest heroes team-up alongside each other to take on Thanos (Josh Brolin). Production is expected to complete sometime during June or July and the cast will roll right into filming for Avengers 4 which will most likely wrap up in the late fall.
During an interview with the Toronto Sun to promote the release of the new Guardians film, Pratt corrected a previous statement he made regarding Vol.2 as he teased the massive scope and scale of the next Avengers film:
“Well, so far, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the biggest spectacle movie of all time — that is all time up until now. Avengers [Infinity War] is going to be a pretty big spectacle. I think you’re talking 40 heroes — that is a huge spectacle. I was using James’ vernacular by calling Vol. 2 the biggest spectacle of all time. I heard him say that and I thought, ‘That sounds right.’ But I have to amend that.”
Pratt went on to liken Avengers: Infinity War to a great piece of literature that may just be the film of the decade:
“I think this sequel transcends the genre in a way. It’s a deep motion picture and something different than just a big spectacle film. There’s a difference between dime-store novels and literature and this is like literature. It’s going to stand the test of time. It’s maybe this decade’s movie, if not a longer period of time.”
Written and directed by James Gunn, the film also stars 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 this Friday, May 5. You can check out our review here.
Avengers: Infinity War is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with a script from Captain America: Winter Soldier writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans ,Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel as well as Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. The film is slated to hit theaters May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 set for release one year later on May 3, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Source: Toronto Sun