‘Guardians Of The Galaxy,’ ‘Star Wars’ Crossover? James Gunn Reveals What It Will Take For The Franchises To Mix

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Ever wondered what it would take for Guardians Of The Galaxy to crossover into the Star Wars franchise? Well director James Gunn, who oversaw the recent Marvel adventure, has now revealed how the two series could eventually collide.

Disney own both Marvel and LucasFilm, which are the two studios that produced Guardians Of The Galaxy and each addition to the Star Wars universe respectively. This means that if they really wanted to, they could actually merge the two hugely popular franchises together for a singular movie.

During an event at Variety‘s Entertainment & Technology Summit last week [via Comic Book], Gunn discussed how this hugely popular crossover could actually occur. However, before you get too excited, it should also be noted that the filmmaker was pretty adamant that it wouldn’t ever happen. And he had quite a good reason why he thinks that’s the case.

Star Wars was a long time ago. It would have to be time travel.”

The problem is the discussion over whether this cinematic collision will actually take place usually doesn’t include the creative talent that oversaw the original pieces. If Disney want to mix the likes of Rocket Raccoon and Groot with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader then they will find a way, and it will only be for business reasons too. That doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be amazing if it did actually happen! But Disney would only be interested in its box office return rather than its critical reaction.

Meanwhile, at the same event, Gunn also discussed what audiences can expect from Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. In fact, he actually gave away a pretty huge “spoiler” regarding the blockbuster sequel as he explained that he plans to kill off all of the main characters in the first ten minutes.

“It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes. In really horribly brutal fashion.”

It’s safe to say that Gunn was only teasing though. In fact, Gunn went on to confirm that all five of the intergalactic posse will return for the follow-up, while he also teased that other members of the group from the comics will appear too. Plus he confirmed that he is already hard at work on the sequel, and that he has been scribing away on it for over two months already.

“I spent all day on August 1, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians 2. I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”

[Images via Marvel/LucasFilm]