Even though The Avengers: Infinity War has only just started production last week, we already know a fair bit about the film – including the fact that dozens of characters will make an appearance in it, and that it will feature several new planets. Given the title and concept art, we can also be reasonably certain that Thanos (Josh Brolin), the overarching villain of the overarching narrative thus far, will finally collect all six Infinity Stones and become, essentially, a living god.

Guardians of the Galaxy became Marvel’s surprise hit of 2014, capturing the audience with its charm, wit, and intergalactic adventure, in addition to its pulse-pounding classic rock soundtrack. A ragtag band pulled together from the “dregs” of the cosmos, the Milano’s crew introduced the world to the alien-human hybrid Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), an assassin-turned-hero in Gamora (Zoe Saldana), a socially-awkward revenge-machine named Drax (Dave Bautista), wise-cracking space raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper), and of course, the chipper tree-monster, Groot (Vin Diesel).

Oscars organisers have said it is "extremely troubling" that the makers of an Iranian film nominated for an Academy Award may be barred from entering the US.

The Salesman, from director Asghar Farhadi, is nominated for best foreign-language film.

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