‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Is Separate From ‘The Avengers,’ Insists James Gunn

Ever since Guardians of the Galaxy charmed the pants off of moviegoers across the world earlier this summer, there have been rumors that the intergalactic posse could join up with The Avengers at some point in Marvel’s future.

Speculation has linked Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill/Star-Lord with an appearance in either The Avengers 3 or 4. However, since Marvel announced the titles for these cinematic adventures as Avengers: Infinity War, these rumors have negated a little.

However, that hasn’t stopped James Gunn, the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy who will also be reprising these roles for the blockbuster’s upcoming sequel, from being asked whether Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk might come in to contact with Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon somewhere down the line in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

In fact, Gunn was asked just that question by Screen Junkies, via Comic Book, earlier this week. However, Gunn insisted that Guardians of the Galaxy and the future Avengers films are completely separate.

Gunn was originally asked whether Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would follow Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s darker tone.

“We really are separate from the Avengers, and I don’t think people should assume too many things about the Guardians play in all this. We have our own galaxy to take care of. We have our own galaxy to save. 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.”

Avengers: Age Of Ultron will finally be released on May 1, 2015. And early rumors regarding the sequel to Joss Whedon’s hugely successful original, which grossed $1.5 billion back in 2012, is that the gang of famous superheroes will become divided thanks to the introduction of James Spader’s titular villain.

The repercussions are expected to be felt over the course of the next few Marvel movies, especially in Captain America: Civil War. The third installment to Steve Rogers’ solo adventure will be released on May 6, 2016, and it will also feature Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man as a prominent character.

Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will follow shortly after on May 5, 2017. As the Inquisitr reported earlier this week, there have been some rumors that the legendary actor, Al Pacino, could be involved in the hugely anticipated sequel in some fashion after the Godfather and Dog Day Afternoon actor declared that he was a big fan of the original.

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