Solidifying what most Marvel Cinematic Universe fans believed (and hoped) would be the case, Vin Diesel has confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of the Avengers: Infinity War movies in 2018 and 2019.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 around the corner and production recently wrapping on his xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Fast & Furious 8, Diesel hosted a Facebook for a live chat with his fans to make the statement.
“Next year you’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming and that whole concept started from you all saying ‘when are you gonna be in a Marvel movie?’ 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.”
Previously, the Russo Brothers (directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Civil War, as well as the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War) confirmed that Star-Lord would be involved with the film during an exclusive interview at a press event for Captain America: Civil War.
"The movies are intended to be a culmination of everything that's happened before in the MCU so you don't want to get into spoilers but I'm a big fan of what James Gunn has done," Anthony Russo told Comicbook.com. "[Joe Russo and I] are both big fans of what James Gunn has done. Star-Lord is a fantastic character and Chris Pratt is an awesome performer so you'd be very excited."
The Avengers: Infinity War movies recently began production in Atlanta and are set for release in 2018 and 2019.