‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Says Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Guardians-Avengers Crossover

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bill-swift - December 13, 2014

You wouldn't be alone if you assumed that the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers would eventually meet up in some sort of crossover. There are plenty of reasons to make that assumption, starting with Thanos. He has been in both franchises, and we know he'll factor into Avengers: Infinity War because he's the dude who wields the freaking Infinity Gauntlet. Given that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a shared cinematic universe, and that storylines of Avengers and Guardians are tied to Thanos, how could there not be a crossover? Isn't that sorta the point of all these movies?

Not so fast, says Guardians director James Gunn. As much fun as it would be to see Robert Downy Jr. talking to an anthropomorphic tree, it might not actually happen.

Here's what Gunn had to say about a possible crossover to the folks over at Screen Rant:

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.

Now, just a few months ago Gunn did an interview suggested there would be a Guardians-Avengers crossover. So either plans have changed, which is possible, or Gunn is backtracking because the overlords at Disney told him to ixnay on the ossovercray.

Your thoughts, internet?

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