The director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn, took to Twitter regarding a clickbait headline referring to the MCU continuity. A fan had tweeted a question to the director regarding a possible struggle in keeping the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Screen Rant created an article with a questionable headline that led James Gunn to think it was clickbait.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director expressed his disdain.
“Yeah, @screenrant, definitely not cool.”
To clarify, Gunn said there’s no real issue in keeping with the continuity as he considers his characters so far away from that wheelhouse that it would make no impact on his creative process, according to We Got This Covered. Outside of the aforementioned “Thanos Vol. 1” tweet, there is no real concern considering that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s films are set far away from Earth. There could come a time when that may change, but for now, it’s a non-issue for Gunn.
Just because he said he thought there was no continuity issue when doing the film doesn’t mean it’s “unconnected,” according to the Screen Rant headline. However, the outlet did cite Comic Book Resources, who ran a similar headline.
Taking the “it’s all connected” mantra via Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it appears that rule doesn’t apply very much in James Gunn’s galactic hit. Of course, there was some connective tissue in Doctor Strange, with his visit from Thor during the end-credits scene. However, they are Earthbound heroes, and they have no real impact in a galaxy far away.
Gunn’s characters were reported to be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War as Thanos operated behind the scenes in the first Avengers movie and then in the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Hopefully, the two will meet come Infinity War.
Six months ago on Nerdist, there was an interview with Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who had said in a roundabout way that the Guardians will be in the movie. It’s pretty easy to say it without actually having to say it outright.
“Let me put it this way. You know who owns that gauntlet, right. And you know who’s in another movie and his kids are in that movie… you do.”
Then, Vin Diesel (aka Groot) confirmed it for 2018 in one of his Facebook live streams.
“What’s gonna be surreal is that picture is going to come to pass because now the Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War and that’s incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting. Incredibly exciting and something that if you were a part of our page you knew before everybody.”
It will be interesting to see how James Gunn mixes things up with his characters and the Avengers if they encounter each other in the Russo brothers-directed flicks. Could you imagine the two directors scouting locations for the project and having James Gunn pop up with them?
Do you think Gunn will have to switch gears once he’s required to mix things up for the Infinity War movies?
Some may feel that there should be some kind obligation to the fans to keep it all within the MCU continuity, if not in Vol. 2 but perhaps later in the future?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will bring back Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, and Michael Rooker as Yondu. New faces like Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff, and Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha will be making their debut as well as a host of others.
[Featured Image by Marvel Studios]