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Chris Pratt Reveals How INFINITY WAR Compares to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2

After a decade of serialized, spandex-clad superhero storytelling, Marvel’s sprawling cinematic universe is going to reach the culmination of the saga it has been carefully constructing in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. The third Avengers film will pit Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against the likes of the the murderous, purple-faced tyrant Thanos (Josh Brolin), who is after those cosmically powerful mancala beads known as the Infinity Stones. Yet the Avengers won’t be able to face off against Thanos alone; they’re going to need a little help from everyone’s favorite group of intergalactic a-holes, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

While the exact nature of the Guardians’ role in Infinity War is still under wraps, Nerdist’s Hector Navarro sat down with Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, as well as Guardians of the GalaxyVol. 2 writer-director James Gunn to talk about the lead-up to Marvel’s much-anticipated mega-movie. Pratt revealed that while the Guardians are, in fact, in the film, they play much more of a supporting role. It is, at the end of the day, an Avengers movie, not a Guardians movie.

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Given his role as the primary architect of what we’ve seen so far of Marvel’s Cosmic Universe, we couldn’t help but ask Gunn exactly how involved he is in Avengers: Infinity War. While Joe and Anthony Russo have proved that they can handle a gigantic cast of characters with films like Captain America: Civil War, it’s understandable that they might turn to Gunn for clues on how best to deploy characters like Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and the rest of the Guardians gang.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017. Read our spoiler-free review, and make the wait go by faster by listening to the exclusive Awesome Mix we curated based on suggestions by the stars themselves!

Image: Disney/Marvel

Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).

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