In “Avengers: Infinity War,” Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on the Mad Titan Thanos. However, before we see the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy fight together towards a common goal, the two factions might have to overcome their own inner-turmoil, at least according to the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast. Speaking to Fandango, several members of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast chimed in on what fans can expect when the Guardians inevitably come face-to-face with the Avengers.
“We were so cocky,” said Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora, when asked what it will be like when the two groups eventually meet. “Deep down we were like, ‘We’re the Guardians of the Galaxy!’ But it was super exciting — the fact that they’re bringing every character in the Marvel universe together and that this super villain is such a prominent figure amongst the Guardians of the Galaxy gives our level of importance quite a boost.”
In fact, according to “Guardians” powerhouse Dave Bautista (Drax), the eventual camaraderie between two units might take some time, as the Guardians tend to outnumber their MCU predecessors in the film. “When we come onto set as the Guardians, we are the Guardians,” Bautista shared. “Anybody stepping onto set with us has to deal with all of us. There are usually one or two Avengers. We are the Guardians, we come as that and carry a scene like that and we do business as usual, which is a lot of chemistry, a lot of interaction amongst ourselves. And the Russos were very encouraging of that. I think we’ve established ourselves and we deserve to be right up there with the Avengers. I think we’re just as strong, if not stronger, as a unit, ‘cause we’re a family.”
Still, despite Bautista’s comments, not all of the intergalactic warriors are approaching the meeting of the Guardians and the Avengers with pure hostility. Some of them might even be jealous. “We’re the Guardians of the Galaxy — we don’t get intimidated!” said Star-Lord himself Chris Pratt. “[Okay] I was a little secretly intimidated. Chris Hemsworth, he’s so tall and handsome — I had to go home and really look myself in the mirror and say, you know, there’s a possibility that you just might be one of those guys who mostly loves your wife but also kind of loves Chris Hemsworth a little bit too.”
While we still have over a year to go before we see how the true dynamic between these groups of heroes plays out, you can still catch Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and more in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which hits theaters May 5.