Two members of the Guardians of the Galaxy roster have returned to the set of Avengers: Infinity War to finish filming. At the beginning of the year right as Infinity War started filming, the Guardians team were some of the first people to report to set. Fans have already seen Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) standing side-by-side with Iron Man and Spider-Man in the Infinity War production teaser, while the rest of his team has reported to set throughout. This includes the two newest members of the Guardians, Nebula and Mantis.
Pom Klementieff debuted as Mantis earlier this year in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and fully joined the team by the end of the film. Nebula (Karen Gillan) walked away at the end of the sequel, but saw her relationship with the team grow over the course of the movie. Both actresses have previously reported to the set of Infinity War, but now it appears that they are both reporting for duty once more.
Both Gillan and Klementieff shared posts yesterday on Instagram (see below), teasing their return to Infinity War. Gillan’s is much more upfront with a shot of her makeup trailer, showing the various paint colors required to create Nebula’s look. Klementieff followed up with a post of an Avengers dog tag. When Gillan’s post is accounted for, it makes it more likely that this is not an old present that Klementieff is just now deciding to share – and is instead, her way of signaling that she too is back filming.
It has been quite some time since we last got word that members of the Guardians of the Galaxy were on hand for filming Infinity War. Most recently, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Hulk have been the stars of set photos. With Mantis and Nebula now on hand, it appears another section of the film is being shot. Why there has been such a gap in time between appearances on the set from the Guardians could be attributed to Pratt filming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. However, now that the Jurassic World sequel has wrapped production, the leader of the Guardians may now have time to finish up Infinity War.
With their late arrival most likely being attributed to scheduling, it is unclear when these scenes will take place in the grand scheme of things. Fans are surely hoping that the Guardians will be close by during the final moments of Infinity War, but those scenes could have been filmed months ago. The Guardians have been described as supporting players in Infinity War, while still having ‘integral’ roles to play. With two weeks of conventions lined up for Marvel Studios next, maybe we will get our first look at Mantis, Nebula, and the rest of the Guardians standing alongside the Avengers, very soon.
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