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There is a lot to look forward to when Avengers: Infinity War unites the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe for the fight against Thanos. This film promises epic set pieces and fascinating interactions as heroes from across the MCU meet for the first time. There is so much being packed into the story to that it's hard to keep track of it all. But what will be the film's standout moment, a.k.a. the best scene? Thanos' arrival? Star-Lord and Tony Stark's banter? Cap's heroics or Spidey being Spidey? The massive battle in Wakanda? Well, for Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr., the answer is easy, and it's Thor's meeting with the Guardians of the Galaxy, as the actor explained:
My favorite shot in the movie has already been seen, and it's when Thor, who's just totally gnarled up, turns and goes, 'Who the hell are you guys?' and you cut to the Guardians [of the Galaxy]. I'm like sold. If the whole third movie was that scene, we're fine.
The scene Robert Downey Jr. is citing to the Toronto Sun is the stinger at the end of the first Infinity War trailer, and it teases a fun meeting between the MCU's more cosmic characters. I think most of us were sold long before that glimpse, but the meeting between Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Infinity War's most exciting prospects. I think we can assume that Thor and the Asgardian refugees just got a major beatdown from Thanos, and the God of Thunder is then rescued by the galaxy's most unlikely heroes. Just based on how Thor's interactions with humans and the Avengers in his early MCU outings were a blast, seeing him play off a new set of characters should be a situation ripe for comedy.
I once assumed that the Guardians would come into the fray in the third act of Infinity War, but it's looking like they will be present throughout much of the film, creating ample opportunity for fun meetings like this. Seeing all these space-based characters together is exciting, and I know I'm probably asking for too much, but a conversation between Korg and Drax is on my MCU bucket list. This movie will be an embarrassment of riches full of geek-out moments, and while I'm sure that the Thor and Guardians scene will be a standout, I'm confident it won't be my favorite scene. The Russo Brothers have teased that Infinity War will have a scene that tops the airport battle from Captain America: Civil War. Sight unseen, that is the early frontrunner for my favorite moment. Seeing the far-flung heroes of the MCU all unite in one battle, standing side by side against Thanos and his horde like a splash page from the comics, is the promise of this shared cinematic universe, fully realized.