Avengers Infinity War is definitely the biggest MCU movie to date and the ultimate thriller that has sent shock-waves across the world with its ending. It broke every possible norm of a typical Marvel movie as it adopted a darker tone, put up a strong villain and had really high stakes which have dramatically altered the MCU.
We saw Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time in Avengers: Infinity War. Before that, the Norse God of Thunder did not even know that a band of misfits including a blabbering dude, an intergalactic assassin, a guy who doesn’t get sarcasm, an emotional telepath, a talking tree, and a sweet rabbit could be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After Avengers: Infinity War, Thor has lost everything. All of his allies including Heimdall and Loki are dead and he is all alone. The Guardians are the next best thing he has when it comes to friends apart from the Avengers.
While Starlord has always been the de facto leader of the Guardians, his departure at the end of the movie opens up a slot. Thor interacting with the Guardians was shockingly funny and hilarious and more of that is just what the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs right now. Here’s why Thor should replace Star-Lord as the new leader of the Guardians:
The Guardians are ‘stuck’ with Star-Lord
Peter Quill is no doubt an awesome character. He has his flaws but in the end, Chris Pratt’s character always ends up winning the game and our hearts along with putting a lot of smiles on our faces. In Infinity War, though, Peter Quill was at his very worst of form. He was rarely cooperative, questioned authority and demeaned his own allies.
When Thanos was almost subdued, it was Quill that unwittingly helped him get free. Peter is the leader of the Guardians as he owns the ship they live in. Quill is gone now. And frankly, as the Odinson, Thor could give the Guardians much more weight as their leader than Quill ever could. Part of the reason for that is he has matured as a hero while Peter stays the same arrogant prick he was in GOTG Vol. 1.
Thor is now truly a God
After losing his hammer, Asgard, his own people and his brother, Thor lost so much in such little time that we almost felt sorry for the God of Thunder. And yet he persevered. Quill wasn’t the only one who lost his lady love. Thor has already been there. He has lost much more than Quill but he decided to embrace it and start anew.
As a result, Infinity War saw Thor truly become a god. He has abilities that the other Avengers could not even boast of. Thor is now the ‘Strongest Avenger.’
The Guardians like Thor
Thor literally dropped on their windshield and the Guardians couldn’t be luckier. Thor instantly impressed Drax, Mantis, and Gamora. He even managed to convince Rocket and Groot to come with him to Nidavellir to help Thor forge his new hammer.
Rocket would later sympathize with Thor as Thor opens up to him to show how much he has been scarred in all these 1500 years and yet he still lives. Groot even gave up his arm to make a handle for Stormbreaker. Someone who could conjure up such loyalty from complete strangers is a born leader.
He will make the Guardians true Space Adventurers!!
Peter Quill is a brat and the team reflects his personality to the fullest. Almost everyone is annoyed by Starlord and his stupid antics within the team. But Thor is not someone as stupid. Not only is he more powerful than Starlord, he is also more experienced after fighting Frost Giants, Monsters, Robots and other Gods. He has what it takes to lead the team while Quill is still, by and large, a novice.
With the Stormbreaker in town, Thor is probably going to continue his outer space adventures after Avengers 4. But with a space-faring superhero team already in place, he will find competition if he becomes the next hero to star in his own planet trotting adventures. The Guardians is a popular superhero team within the MCU. Quill’s latest infamous act in Infinity War has tarnished their reputation a bit.
And what better way to help them get back their glory than make Thor, the God of Thunder and King of Asgard lead them into the varying depths of the cosmos?
We will next see them together in the upcoming Avengers 4, which will hit the theatres on May 3, 2019. Here’s the synopsis of the movie:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”