What We’ve Learned About Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War This Week


Avengers: Infinity War
is due in theaters on May 8, 2018, which is a little less than a year away. Filming has begun, but as we know from movies such as Suicide Squad, a lot can change before it hits the theaters.  Scripts get rewritten, scenes hit the cutting room floor, and actors have life-changing events that could very well alter how the entire film is done (i.e. pregnancy, car accidents, etc.). This means that what we currently know (or think we know) about a movie could be totally different than what we finally see.

There are a few interesting things we have learned this week about Avengers: Infinity War.

Adam Warlock Will Not Be In It
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had an after-credit scene where we were teased with a new character, one named Adam. Most comic fans have speculated that this character is Adam Warlock.

James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy recently participated in a Facebook Q&A session and stated,  “Adam Warlock will not be in Infinity War…he will have a future in the MCU, But will it be in Infinity War? It will not.”

I would also like to point out that, as far as I know, he has never confirmed that the ‘Adam’ at the end of GotG2 is indeed Adam Warlock, it could be a false lead.  We do know that Adam Warlock will make an appearance in the MCU, it is just a matter or how and when.

Black Panther Might Be In It

It appears that Infinity War has sent out a casting call for stand-in roles in the Atlanta area. A casting call isn’t unusual, but what caught the attention of several fans is the specific request for a female aged 20–49 with a dark complexion and who either is bald or has very short, black hair. This has led many to guess that the stand-in is a request for one of the bodyguards for T’Challa, perhaps Danai Gurira’s Okoye who matches the description.  Especially when the request is combined with an additional request for African American males ages 21–49  for stand-in gigs.

The Guardians of the Galaxy will be In It

According to James Gunn, Avengers: Infinity War will play true to its name and remain an Avengers movie. The Guardians will appear, however they will be in a supporting role. So it looks like you will still have some wisecracks from Quill and maybe some sarcasm from Rocket, but we will mostly see them providing transportation, cover fire or some other menial task.

“I will spoil stuff about Guardians Vol. 2 but I will not spoil stuff about Infinity War but let me say that the Guardians do have an important part in Infinity War,” Gunn said. “They are supporting players. It is an Avengers movie but I think they’re really cool in it.”