Avengers: Infinity War Earns Over $1 Billion; James Gunn Reduces Fans To Tears With New Insight Into Film

by Erik Amaya

 

Clearly, spoilers follow in this story concerning Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and his insights into a statement featured in the Avengers: Infinity War. The film — now the fastest feature to earn $1 billion worldwide — has been out for two weeks, but we are still trying to preserve some sort of spoiler barrier for those who may not have yet seen the film for extraordinary reasons.

So yeah, assume spoilers from this point one.

With each passing day, it gets harder and harder to ignore the memes or the way certain visual effects are already becoming key features of internet culture. To say nothing of the way “I don’t feel too good,” has entered the lexicon. And while a number of the key details concerning the film’s conclusion are still avoidable, Gunn has offered a new and startling take on Groot’s (Vin Diesel) final “I am Groot” at the film’s conclusion.

For those who know why Groot might be saying this, the revelation is particularly devastating. More so when you consider what Rocket (Bradley Cooper) went through in the first two Guardians films to reach the point of connection he has with Groot — to say nothing of the other Guardians who all [redacted], leaving Rocket in an uncertain future on Earth.

And as you can see from the Twitter thread under Gunn’s post, fans were not ready for the film’s grim ending to take on further levels of sadness. Well, sadness for the moment as fans of event comics crossovers know that, um “vanishing” can be easily reversed with the snap of a finger.

Avengers: Infinity War is open in theaters now.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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