Like we saw in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the Guardians of the Galaxy gang had a quite significant impact in that flick.
One of it, was when Star-Lord & co (Chris Pratt). helped Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland), fought Thanos (Josh Brolin) at his already destroyed homeworld, Titan.
Ok, ok, we’re all aware how annoyingly that turned out. But still, the Guardians role in this flick can’t just be thrown it away. But here’s the thing, maybe we’re all wondering. Were GOTG’s role always intended to be that significant?
Originally Intended as a Cameo
Unfortunately it weren’t. As you’ve seen from James Gunn‘s tweet above, GOTG originally intended to be just a cameo in the third Avengers flick.
But as Gunn play along with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) script, both story arc and characters became something more (became larger than expected), and because of that, thus naturally, the GOTG’s role became quite prominent in Infinity War.
And thank GOD it happened just like all played out in the movie. I mean, are you kidding me? Infinity War is the first giant cross-over finale in MCU, plus GOTG’s character and franchise itself. just massively popular. So it would be a DAMN insult to the face if their role in this flick smaller.
If The Role Smaller, Will The Movie Still Worked Out?
But let’s play “what if” scenario here. If at that time their role was smaller, will the overall movie still be as amazing as we’ve seen? Hmm, i think it would be a totally different flick / tones.
If let’s say at that time, the GOTG’s role just to save (literally) floating Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and then the movies just cut to their scene, it would indeed a different results. Thor would travel differently to Nidavellir to get his awesome Stormbreaker.
So i guess what i’m trying to say here, what happened in Avengers: Infinity War is already perfect. No more, no less. But, what do you think guys?