James Gunn Reveals His (Likely) Favorite Avengers: Infinity War Scene

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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About three years ago, Marvel Studios' most ambitious adventure at the time was set, in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War . The first part of the MCU's Infinity Saga culmination found a way to bring together Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy, taking on the Mad Titan Thanos as he hunted for the six Infinity Stones.

Due to this movie being a crossover event unlike any ever seen before , it was an "all hands on deck" endeavor for Marvel Studios and its top names. Specifically, working the Guardians of the Galaxy into the fold was part of the plot that took years of build-up, which led Marvel Studios to bring in director James Gunn to make sure their arrival landed smoothly.

In that light, Gunn spoke on his experience with the MCU's Phase 3 climax, giving his favorite scene in the process.


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In a recent Twitter interaction, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked if Gamora's death in Avengers: Infinity War was completely within his control.

While Gunn reveals that the scene "wasn’t completely out of (his) control," he does say that it's "probably" his favorite scene of the movie.


Gamora's death in Avengers: Infinity War was not only one of the turning points of the movie, but in the MCU as a whole. Thanos already had half of the Infinity Stones in his possession when he learned of the sacrifice required for the Soul Stone, and he barely hesitated in throwing his own "adopted" daughter off a cliff to her death.

With Zoe Saldana's character being such an integral part of James Gunn's franchise, it seems only right that he was consulted when directors Joe and Anthony Russo brought Gamora to her doom. The moment is one of the most memorable in MCU history, and it clearly hits Gunn the same way emotionally as it does for so many fans of the movie.

The big question now is this: how will Gamora's journey continue in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 ? The 2014 version of Gamora is somewhere in the galaxy after the events of Avengers: Endgame , and after her teammates join Chris Hemsworth in 2022's Thor: Love and Thunder , part of their next adventure will include searching the universe for their companion.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.