The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will join the battle against the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Infinity War. However, it looks like more familiar faces are going to be dragged into a fight. A new rumor claims that a fallen hero might reappear in the upcoming movie.
[Warning: Contains Spoilers About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2]
Rising of the Dead
In James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and the two-time saviors of the galaxy had to say goodbye to the newest member of their team: Yondu (Michael Rooker). The Ravage who kidnapped young Peter Quill on Earth years ago had his moment of redemption when, in his last act of selflessness, he gave his own life to save his adopted son. As a result, he was given a proper Ravager send off.
However, new information reveals that fans should expect to see Yondu in Avengers: Infinity War. According to The Hashtag Show (via Screen Rant ), Marvel is looking for a stand-in for Rooker to work in the third Avengers movie. The site reported that whoever is cast will be working on the set of the movie in Atlanta from May 29 until the end of June.
Marvel is yet to reveal the entire cast list for the upcoming movie. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo previously shared that about 67 characters from the entire MCU will appear in the movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy are already confirmed and will play a supporting role in Avengers 3.
Meanwhile, Rooker has not been confirmed for the film, but he has been hinting at his involvement in the upcoming war against Thanos. Earlier this year, the actor posted photos of himself sporting an Infinity War hat in a Starbucks store in Peachtree City, Georgia (near Pinewood Atlanta Studio where Marvel movies are shot). Two days later, he posted a new photo with a tape covering the movie’s logo from his hat.
Army of Dead
Yondu is not the only fallen hero who is rumored to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. A year ago, another supposed cast list divulged that other characters such as Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) are also set to appear in the upcoming movie.
Both heroes have already said goodbye in the MCU. Quicksilver died at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, an old Agent Carter died peacefully in Captain America: Civil War.
The source did not reveal how they will return. Considering that the movie is loosely based on the comic book series Infinity Gauntlet, Lady Death will likely be involved. (Some speculate that Cate Blanchett’s Hela from Thor:Ragnarok will take the place of Lady Death.)
While the character has not been cast yet, Marvel President Kevin Feige already confirmed that there will be similarities between the movie and the comic book source.
“His motives] will be similar to what they were in the Infinity Gauntlet in various ways,” he said via Collider. “I guess that’s all I can say about that.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot) are all heading to Avengers: Infinity War. Gunn also confirmed that newcomer Pom Klementieff (Mantis) will also appear in the upcoming movie. Karen Gillan’s Nebula, who played an important role in Infinity Gauntlet, has also filmed her scenes in Atlanta earlier this year.
As for Adam Warlock, the perfect engineered human will not appear in the third Avengers movie. The character was teased in a post-credit scene for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but fans will not see “Him” in action until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Avengers: Infinity War will land on the big screen on May 4, 2018.