Russo Brothers Tease Star-Lord, Thor's "Avengers: Infinity War" Roles

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have commented on the scope of "Avengers: Infinity War," the two-part Avengers film that they will begin work on following "Captain America: Civil War." The Russos have commented on the large number of characters that will appear in the film; now, at a press event for "Captain America: Civil War," the directors talked about two specific members of the film's cast to ComicBook.com.

Anthony Russo's comments hint that at least Star-Lord will be involved in "Infinity War," tying in the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the main story. "The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that's happened before in the MCU so you don't want to get into spoilers but I'm a big fan of what ['Guardians of the Galaxy' director] James Gunn has done," said Anthony Russo. "[Joe Russo and I] are both big fans of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you'd be very excited."

Joe Russo added that Thor will be in "Infinity War" and also teased what's to come for the character in next year's "Thor: Ragnarok."

"I'm excited to work with Thor," said Joe Russo. "They're doing some really interesting stuff with 'Ragnarok' and where he's gonna be at the beginning of Infinity War is gonna be a very interesting place and I think very profound. I think he's gonna have a real emotional motivation after that."

"Avengers: Infinity War" part one opens on May 4, 2018.

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