The Guardians of the Galaxy Will Be in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Vin Diesel Confirms

Guardians Of The Galaxy
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What Groot lacks in vocabulary, Vin Diesel made up for by spilling some Marvel news.

In a Facebook live video that aired on the actor’s personal page on Friday, Diesel confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in the upcoming Avengers movie “Infinity War.”

“Now, the Guardians will be included in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and that’s incredibly exciting,” he said addressing the live audience, “You were told before everybody.”

The real purpose of the video was not for Diesel to break news about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but to show off an award he received from Facebook for having over 100 million fans. Diesel spends most of the almost 30-minute-long video telling his audience how much he appreciates their support for his career, including joining the “Guardians” franchise.

“That whole concept started from you all saying, ‘When are you going to be in a Marvel movie?'” he said.

The actor didn’t share any more details regarding what role the band of misfit heroes will play in the film. But before they appear in “Infinity War,” their own sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will hit theaters May 5, 2017.

In addition to Diesel, the core cast of Guardians includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Dave Bautista.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018.

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  1. GokuVegeta says:

    No surprise. The connecting tissue is already built between them. Thanos will be too big of a threat for either team to handle without help from the other. Not to mention Thanos played a huge role in both teams’ origins, Star-Lord will want to return home to Earth at some point, Thor and the Asgardians know The Collector, and The Avengers (except maybe Thor) have no idea who Thanos is or what he’s up to.

  2. Rudy Mario says:

    This movie is being overloaded unnecessarily making it more expensive and more difficult to recover it’s costs. And then the suits cry…..

    • Cass says:

      A Disney suit hasn’t cried in decades.

    • Dan says:

      You obviously haven’t been keeping up with Marvels box office history. This could very well be the film to finally top Avatar as the biggest film of all time.

      • Paul says:

        Totally true. Everyone said the Force Awakens would make more than Avatar worldwide. But it fell well short. Now that everyone has started turning on Star Wars 7 for copying a new hope I bet none of the follow up movies are going to do that well. I’m guessing with Marvel putting everyone in one movie it’s going to make over 3 billion. Yep, a Marvel will be King for sure.

      • They said that about Ultron and Civil War. Ultron made less than Avengers and Civil War made less than AoU and even Iron Man 3 despite being advertised as a team up movie aka Avengers 2.5. So it looks like Star Wars has better shot at taking out Avatar worldwide (it already took it out domestically). than any MCU movie. After all, TFA made 2 billion while no MCU movie came even close.

    • therealeverton says:

      Considering it’s based on a story where 1/2 of all life in the universe is wiped out. and involves the major powers of the Universe itself, it’s distinctly “under-loaded” by the nature of the limitations of who is available to Marvel Studios.

      I expect them to get this one right.

      • therealeverton says:


        You’ve totally missed what I said there.
        Relativity is important here.

      • KB says:

        @Therealeverton Considering there will be 67 Marvel characters involved, something tells me that it won’t be underloaded.

  3. Michael says:

    Funny that his 100 million Facebook fans only show up for his FAST & FURIOUS movies.

  4. KB says:

    I honestly thought that would be a given. So not really surprised. Either way I am looking forward to it.

  5. jaxielin says:

    Robert Downey Jr. leaked this a week ago with a movie poster with every name on it for the INfinity war movies.

    • Jay says:

      That poster was fake. It was made by a fan. It has actors from the TV shows on it. That being said, I hope it becomes reality.

    • Bs says:

      It was announced about a year ago, when marvel producers announced it and said drax would play a very important part in defeating thanos in infinity wars

      • GokuVegeta says:

        Also, don’t forget that James Gunn let it slip that the GOTG would get involved when he held a Facebook chat session with his fans.

  6. therealeverton says:

    I am GROOT!

  7. Bas says:

    I cannot wait.

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