Ever since Marvel released Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, people have wondered if Star-Lord and his crew would ever join up with the Avengers squad. And while we still don’t have a definitive answer, Joe and Anthony Russo, the team directing the two-part Infinity War saga, hinted that one big team-up is being planned.
In an interview with Comic Book, Joe Russo explained what the two directors have planned for the upcoming conclusion, saying people “won’t be disappointed” with the amount of characters that appear in the film.
“The concept of Infinity War is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat of the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept,” Joe Russo explained.
Between now and Infinity War, Marvel is going to introduce a lot of new characters, beginning with Black Panther and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. After that, we will see Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and the Wasp, all films that we know are going to feature characters we have yet to see on the big screen. There’s also a tiny chance we’ll see the Defenders play a role, though that’s unlikely.
Going further, the Russos revealed they’re very much interested in exploring the cosmic side of the Marvel universe, which is something we’ll see touched on in Doctor Strange and even Thor: Ragnarok.
“We’re just going to approach the cosmic side with the same fervor that we did the earthbound work we’ve been doing,” Joe Russo said.