‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director Clarifies Marvel Universe Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn clarified recent comments he made regarding the relationship of his movie characters with the characters in the rest of the films of the so-called Marvel Universe.

Gunn posted an entry on his Facebook page on December 23. This post addressed comments he made in an interview that confused some people on how the characters of Guardians of the Galaxy fit in with the characters found in other Marvel Universe movies.

“Woke up the other day to two articles – one that announced I said the Avengers and the Guardians were never teaming up, another that said I said they were. These two articles were based ON THE SAME INTERVIEW (the podcast with Jeff Goldsmith). The truth is, I never said either of those things. I’m not going to tell anyone what happens to the Guardians, especially two or three movies down when who even knows if I’ll be around anymore. Whatever the case, there’s been a lot of anger around me – at me, from people defending me at others, and so on. And it’s all people who love Marvel, like me, and just want to see awesome and amazing and moving stories.”

The Christian Post recorded some of the remarks Gunn made in the podcast interview. “Both ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ and its upcoming sequel will have their ‘own separate universe’ and that it ‘isn’t all about leading towards’ Avengers and its respective sequels, the director said.”

The Christian Post later quoted Gunn as saying that he doesn’t know what will happen in the future with the two superhero teams. “‘Whether or not at some point, some Guardians and some Avengers meet up and meet somewhere in the world, whether it’s two years from now, three years from now, four years from now, fifteen years from now … I’m not going to say. But ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ does not exist as a prequel to ‘Avengers 3‘ and ‘4,”’ he stated.”

Not everyone thought Gunn’s podcast comments had been confusing. Germain Lussier writing at /Film was one such person.

“I thought he’d been pretty clear that he won’t say whether or not the Guardians and Avengers will cross over, but that each is independent, important and when and if it happens, it won’t be like people expect.”

The Inquisitr previously reported on even earlier interviews where Gunn discussed how his take on the Guardians of the Galaxy wouldn’t have to conform with what happened in The Avengers, and by extension the rest of the Marvel Universe of films.

[Image via official Guardians of the Galaxy Twitter feed]