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Whedon says they're separate entities...

13 June 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bleeding Cool

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

Avengers Assemble may have ended with Thanos leering at us, but that may be as far as the Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy crossover is going to extend. Out doing the rounds for his classy new Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon has let slip that, while Guardians and Avengers 2 will share a cinematic universe, they won't be sharing any screen time.

"We're following Guardians at Shepperton," says Whedon, meaning that he and his Avengers team are next into the studio after James Gunn's crew has departed. "But we won't be swapping cast members," he continues. "Every movie is its own thing, and has to be." The twain never shall meet, "unless I take a lot of peyote and write a very different draft... and I'm not ruling that out!"

So while The Avengers will be inheriting a broader narrative recently vacated by the Guardians, it doesn't sound as if Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana, John C. Reilly or any of the other Guardians will be hanging around to switch teams.

Do Whedon's words preclude cameos and / or script adjustment further down the line? Not at all. But they do give a hint of the extent to which The Guardians Of The Galaxy will stand alone in the Marvel movie canon. We'll find out exactly where and how they fit when Gunn's film is released on August 1 next year.


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Yeh, really....
...considering it's just been revealed that John C Reiliy has signed on a multi film deal, starting with GOTG, and he's playing Nova Prime / Rhomman Dey / Richard Rider, Joss is pullin our chain. Of course it's all gonna cross over! And I've said it once & I'll say it again, if they don't cast Karen Gillan as The Collector's daughter, Carina, who is married to Michael Korvac, and have him almost wipe out the Avengers in Avenger Reassemble (working title!) then I will eat my Disneyland hat! F More

Posted by Holbydude at 19:21 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

This is good news! Guardians look really stupid, and hav eno place in the Avengers universe. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 02:51 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Thank god for that!
While I wouldn't mind Thanos appearing in Guradians, almost as a prologue to give us Thanos' backstory for Avengers 2, I'm happy we won't be getting Rocket Raccoon and co. in the sequel. I really don't think it would work, and if Guardians flops (and I really hope it doesn't), it won't bring down Avengers 2 with it. More

Posted by TPM007 at 18:13 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

THANOS
im hoping for Thanos has a cameo / is the background of GotG, so he can be the big bad in A2... then role on Civil War for A3! More

Posted by veedlemonster at 16:02 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

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