Keeping all of the details close to his chest at this juncture, director James Gunn has revealed that they will be producing a post-credit scene for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Only weeks away from the April 25, 2017 release date, the Marvel blockbuster will act as a precursor to the ensemble extravaganza that will be Avengers: Infinity War. Crossing over the two sets of characters for the first time.
But perhaps the audience will get a tease of this with a possible appearance by an Avenger or two after the sequel hits the big screen? All we know for sure is that you have to stick around for the Marvel installment.
"All I'll say is, unless you have to rush out because your mother is dying, stay through the entire end credits," said Gunn on Twitter.
Thanos Getting A Sidekick For A:IW
Taking on a posse of good guys will require a bit of help, even for a supervillain as powerful as Thanos. Stunt coordinator and motion capture expert Terry Notary talked about his craft on the press circuit for Kong: Skull Island. Before he does likewise for War for the Planet of the Apes and Avengers: Infinity War.
The 2018 feature will have Josh Brolin as the central antagonist of the piece, but Notary explained to THR that he will be the CGI face of the big purple's sidekick.
"I'm working on four characters right now. I'm working with Josh Brolin and three other actors (in Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War), and I'm playing Josh Brolin's right hand bad guy in the film. I can't say the name of the character or I think Marvel will sever my head, but I apply those same principals of what it means to drop bulls*** and just play a character truly evil. And it's working. It's truly working."
Infinity War Could Be Dearest In Cinematic History
The usual going rate for a superhero installment as per 2017 standards is around the $200m equation, give or take. Yet Marvel and Walt Disney could very well blow that figure out of the water as the budget skyrockets for the all-star cast flick.
According to figures from the Independent, Pinewood Atlanta Studios co-owner Dan Cathy mentioned a figure of $1b to make the title that will be shot back-to-back with the sequel. A sum that, if true, would comfortably surpass the previous record of $397m from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. $400m of this is said to go to the actors, directors, producers and screenwriters.