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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Director Thought To Hint At ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Crossover [Rumors]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn took to Twitter recently and answered some questions. He has mentioned in a previous post that he rarely does this kind of thing on the social media platform, but this time, he was thought to make an inclination of an Avengers/Guardians crossover. A fan asked a question regarding the missing cosmic heroes in Captain America: Civil War.

Metro happened along Gunn’s Twitter response to a fan regarding this situation and pointed it out.

Apparently, the word “currently” was interpreted as a hint of sorts that there could be a possibility of the Guardians of the Galaxy crossing over with the Earth-bound heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. It is questionable, though, that it was meant to be a hint.

Another fan asked, “The Galaxy they’re Guarding isn’t the Milky Way? Is it a specific Galaxy?” Gunn’s reply is the following.

It has been a long time running that fans have been trying to figure out whether or not the Avengers will crossover with the Guardians. Speculative thoughts on this go way back and even the director gave some clarification on the matter after the release of his first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Gunn said he had talked at length with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, as well as others, regarding the future of the MCU and Gunn’s 2017 sequel, according to a report by Screen Rant back in 2014.

Gunn emphasized on keeping “huge chunks” of those characters away from that of the Avengers’ earthly environment. Considering that there is a sizable universe out there, James talks about making the “MCU bigger, not smaller.”

“And, regarding the bigger picture, we all agreed on one thing, and that was to keep huge chunks of the Guardians separate from the Marvel heroes of earth, because they have a whole galaxy to explore. We wanted to use them as a way to make the MCU bigger, not smaller.”

He also did say back then that a decision hasn’t been made regarding the Guardians’ future and whether or not they’ll get together with the Avengers.

“Avengers I really don’t have all that much to say, because some of it isn’t decided yet, and I don’t want to give away what is decided.”

This Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers crossover rumor situation wasn’t the only time in which the director had a response. According to a report by Cinema Blend via the Screen Junkies YouTube channel last year, Gunn gave another statement that seems to lean towards the unlikelihood of this crossover even happening.

“Earth is the Avengers’ province. Thinking that everything is going to come together in a perfect way is not necessarily the way it’s going to happen.”

That being said, do you think the director’s use of the word “currently” describing where the Guardians will be during Captain America: Civil War could be just a supporting detail indicating the unlikeliness of this crossover possibility? The Metro online publication seems to speculate that since this cosmic team is “currently” elsewhere that they could, in the future, meet up with The Avengers.

The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie director does prefer to be focused on his own films, and thus, his stance on keeping them separate, according to Screen Rant. On the other hand, he does give accolades to Feige on the Marvel shared universe format.

Another thing to point out is Thanos poses a threat universally, so why wouldn’t the Guardians be involved in at least a portion of the two-part Avengers: Infinity War movies? After all, the Mad Titan sat on the sidelines viewing Earth, observing The Battle of New York.

Could the Avengers need assistance from the Guardians of the Galaxy?

[Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney]

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