As the simultaneous filming of Avengers: Infinity War parts one and two is underway, Collider was able to catch up with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star, Zoe Saldana to see what part the aforementioned Guardians would play in the 2018 Avengers flick.
Saldana praised the directors, as well as the way the script handled the dramatic moments and used levity to to bring every thing together:
“[The Russos are] fantastic. I’m a sucker for siblings that work together and make it work. I’m one of three sisters and we have our own production company. They do a fantastic job. They’re not shying away from the drama that an undertaking [that involves] bringing all the characters in the Marvel universe together is going to be for them. And they’re understanding the dramatic beats and they’re showcasing it, and obviously it’s gonna have a lot of action and everything, but also as Guardians being a part of it, we’re providing that levity and I think that it’s gonna make the movies more interesting.”
Saldana revealed the the Guardians cast was involved in the first day of shooting and she described how ‘amazing’ the sequel is going to be. The actress said:
“We’re kind of like in shock. It’s too big. In theory your mind going in you’re like, ‘This is too big. I hope I’m not overstimulated and overwhelmed by its immensity,’ because it’s very big. But to know what they’re doing and the direction that they’re taking, I felt super excited very early on. And I love that the fact that the Guardians were keeping our authentic voices, and that’s gonna be really what’s gonna make our introduction—our participation—special. I love what they’re doing with the rest of the Avengers and their characters and their storylines. It’s gonna be quite dramatic and amazing.”
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theatres on May 5 (2017), while Avengers: Infinity Wars is slated for a May 4, 2018 release.