'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' spoilers: Crossover with 'Avengers: Infinity War' teased by writers

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Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is now underway, culminating with the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” which might reportedly include appearances of characters aside from the titular team.

With “Captain America: Civil War” at the far stretch of its run, the initial stages of Phase 3 of the MCU is in full force with November’s “Doctor Strange” and next year’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” up next on every Marvel’ fan’s list.

While “Doctor Strange” will be a completely new entry focusing on a new character, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will be a sequel to the acclaimed 2014 film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” When it was released, the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film attracted much hype and attention for featuring a cast of lesser known characters yet managing to be a good addition to Marvel’s film lineup.

In an interview with the Nerdist, “Avengers: Infinity War” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely teased the possible appearance of Star-Lord and the other guardians in their film.

“Let’s put it this way: you know who owns that Gauntlet, right?” said Markus, referring to the Infinity Gauntlet teased at the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Markus continued, “And you know who’s in another movie, and his kids are in that movie… You do the math!”

The plotline for the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” centered on elements long teased in the MCU. It featured the villain Thanos, who was built up as the main villain of the film’s current myth arc, in greater capacity. The film also centered on one of the Infinity Stones, important components of Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet.

For the “Avengers: Infinity War” films, the title indicates that they will be the culmination of the plotline long teased at almost every end of each Marvel film since 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The films will likely center on the Infinity Stones and feature Thanos as the primary villain.

But before the Guardians team up with the Avengers, Marvel fans have the Sorcerer Supreme too look forward to. “Doctor Strange” will be released on Nov. 4, 2016.