Ever since Marvel Studios announced Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4, we have been speculating whether the Guardians of the Galaxy would appear in those movies. It has been teased by many over the last couple of years, but nobody provided us with a confirmation.
But the long wait is over and it has been finally confirmed that the band of misfit heroes will indeed feature in Avengers: Infinity War!
The confirmation comes from neither the directors of the May 4, 2018 release, the Russo Brothers, nor its writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It doesn't even come from Marvel President Kevin Feige or Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.
Rather, the confirmation on the appearance of the group of anti-heroes in the third Avengers installment comes from the actor whose Marvel Cinematic Universe character's vocabulary is restricted to the three magical words, "I AM GROOT"!
In a lengthy Facebook Live video posted recently, Vin Diesel unexpectedly lets the cat out of the bag. The actor speaks about returning with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 next year and recalls that his journey as Groot began after fans started asking him when he would appear in a Marvel movie. And then, he adds (via Comic Book):
And you remember the first picture after that Marvel meeting that I had where I was standing [with] the Avengers thing in the back - some of you can look up that picture"¦there was this old Avengers copy that was behind me in that picture. If you look back on my Facebook page you can find that.
What's gonna be surreal is that picture is going to come to pass because now the Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War and that's incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting and something that if you were a part of our page you knew before everybody.
Earlier this year, the Russo Brothers did suggest in an interview that Chris Pratt's Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, will be coming to Avengers: Infinity War. But they didn't confirm the arrival of other Guardians of the Galaxy members in the movie.