TV & FILM
bill-swift - December 23, 2014
In October, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn seemed to indicate that Marvel was cooking up a Guarians-Avengers crossover. But last week he took a step back and told us not to hold our breath. And now he's taken another step back.
In a podcast interview with Jeff Goldsmith, Gunn says Guardians isn't just a prequel for Avengers: Infinity War. Check it out:
We really are mostly focused on creating the Guardians as their own separate universe, creating the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. It isn't all about leading towards Avengers. We're not subservient to The Avengers. 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. They have their own thing that they're involved in. They have their own mythos that they're involved in. They have their own stories that are equally important.
So what does all this mean? It means Gunn really wants people to stop asking him questions about The Avengers. As for all the talk about a crossover...of course Guardians characters and Avengers characters are going to get together at some point. If they weren't, the films wouldn't be part of the MCU. It's as simple as that. All Gunn is saying here is that his films will have their own story because they don't exist solely to set up future Avengers films, which could be said for all Marvel movies...except Thor. That movie really does exist just to set up Avengers.