It looks like there will be a significant time jump between the events of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and those of “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Though the films open a year apart, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige tells Cinema Blend that four years will have passed in the continuity of the films. He further explains:
“Knowing that outside of the Guardians franchise, we don’t necessarily always date the movies. You don’t always know, we don’t say, ‘2012, 2013…’ We do in the Guardians because you do the math and 1988, and it’s 26 years later. But we never say, ‘Oh, this takes place in 2018, this takes place in 2017.’ But it was important for the story that James wanted to tell that they’re still relatively fresh in their new group.”
This likely means that Groot will be back to full size, and relationships between the characters may be quite different from where the ‘Guardians’ sequel finishes up.
Director James Gunn has also had to clarify a photo that went viral online this weekend and showcased Nathan Fillion in costume as Simon Williams what appeared to be a deleted sequence from the film. Gunn says on social media:
“For the record, that was never a scene in the movie – that’s simply @NathanFillion clowning around on set. [He] was Simon Williams in some movie POSTERS in a scene cut from the movie. It was a way to have fun with one of my best pals.”
With the new ‘Guardians’ now out in many cinemas worldwide, and headed for the U.S. on May 5th, check out a new featurette on the characters below:
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