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James Gunn teases a "basic plan" for a Guardians/Avengers team-up

07.31.2014

We all knew it was coming eventually despite deflections from Kevin Feige and everyone else at Marvel, but now it looks like the roadmap for the Marvel Cinematic Universe will inevitably include a crossover between THE AVENGERS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. When remains a question, but according to comments from director James Gunn, it is in the planning stages.

Speaking with Yahoo Movies, Gunn was directly asked about plans to possibly unite the two franchises.

“We talked about all sorts of possibilities [for a crossover] and I kind of know what the basic plan is. That could or could not include a couple of Avengers and a couple of Guardians meeting up, or all of the Avengers and all of the Guardians. But, we do inhabit the same universe and they’re pretty big personalities that are likely to, at some point or another, run into each other.”

With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY well on track for a big opening, possibly one of the biggest August openings of all time, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 already announced for 2017, this seems like a likely scenario for a future film. With Thanos playing a big role in Gunn's film and a tease of his involvement at the end of THE AVENGERS, I would expect things to come to a head by THE AVENGERS 3 in 2018 or later.

But also pay attention to Gunn's comment that some characters may overlap. This means, like in the comic book, Iron Man or Hulk could meet up with the Guardians or possibly Star-Lord along could end up on Earth with the rest of The Avengers. The possibilities are endless, but I would have no doubt plans are already in development.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY hits theaters tomorrow.

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10:00PM on 07/31/2014

The feeling you had Christmas eve when you were a little kid...

Just bought my tickets, 90mins away and then it'll be months (possibly more) untill I am this excited for a movie again.
Just bought my tickets, 90mins away and then it'll be months (possibly more) untill I am this excited for a movie again.
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10:30PM on 07/31/2014
You're gonna have a ball!
You're gonna have a ball!
12:44AM on 08/01/2014
Jedd is right. You'll have a great time. Definitely in my top three Marvel films after Avengers, and Winter Soldier. Movie was fun as hell.
Jedd is right. You'll have a great time. Definitely in my top three Marvel films after Avengers, and Winter Soldier. Movie was fun as hell.
9:46PM on 07/31/2014

TOP TEN MARVEL MOVIE WISHLIST -- #7

GAMORA & BLACK WIDOW -- Here Comes the Pain
GAMORA & BLACK WIDOW -- Here Comes the Pain
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9:38PM on 07/31/2014
Ill check it out tuesday,$7 movie night, as much as I love Marvel, I just cant get excited about this movie, even with that killer review you guys gave it. Just don't lije the campy tone of the trailers, I honestly hope I'm blown away though!

Does Star Lord have any powers?
Ill check it out tuesday,$7 movie night, as much as I love Marvel, I just cant get excited about this movie, even with that killer review you guys gave it. Just don't lije the campy tone of the trailers, I honestly hope I'm blown away though!

Does Star Lord have any powers?
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7:51PM on 07/31/2014
I just can't wait to see what kind of reaction the Avengers give the Guardians of the Galaxy. Especially with a walking, talking tree and Raccoon. I mean imagine how great the banter would be between Stark, and Rocket.

Just loads of possibilities.
I just can't wait to see what kind of reaction the Avengers give the Guardians of the Galaxy. Especially with a walking, talking tree and Raccoon. I mean imagine how great the banter would be between Stark, and Rocket.

Just loads of possibilities.
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1:28PM on 08/01/2014
I walked out of this movie last night and my first thought was: A conversation between Stark, Quill, and Rocket in Avengers 3 is going to be the greatest thing ever. Seriously, the possibilities are endless haha. A crossover with Guardians of the Galaxy is going to surpass the anticipation from the first Avengers movie, mark my words.
I walked out of this movie last night and my first thought was: A conversation between Stark, Quill, and Rocket in Avengers 3 is going to be the greatest thing ever. Seriously, the possibilities are endless haha. A crossover with Guardians of the Galaxy is going to surpass the anticipation from the first Avengers movie, mark my words.
6:49PM on 07/31/2014
Given the star power of Saldana and Pratt, I could easily see them joining the Avengers to fight Thanos and however he has under his control. Also, I'm sure Hulk will be in GotG 2 which will eventually lead directly into The Avengers 3 when he returns to Earth.
Given the star power of Saldana and Pratt, I could easily see them joining the Avengers to fight Thanos and however he has under his control. Also, I'm sure Hulk will be in GotG 2 which will eventually lead directly into The Avengers 3 when he returns to Earth.
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6:36PM on 07/31/2014
Or...groot, rocket, and hulk?
Or...groot, rocket, and hulk?
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6:35PM on 07/31/2014
I think this would be the best way to recast IMan when a new actor joins. Put him with GOTG. Less pressure on that actor
I think this would be the best way to recast IMan when a new actor joins. Put him with GOTG. Less pressure on that actor
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11:37PM on 07/31/2014
Not trying to be combative, I'm genuinely curious what your reasoning is that makes you think that would LESS pressure? Having to take the place of one greatest castings in cinema history, and throwing him into an all-star cast? I think that would be suicide. In my opinion he would need a solo flick to have any chance at us getting used to him and accept him as RDJ's replacement. And on that note, it's also my opinion that after RDJ steps down (which hopefully isn't any time soon) they just
Not trying to be combative, I'm genuinely curious what your reasoning is that makes you think that would LESS pressure? Having to take the place of one greatest castings in cinema history, and throwing him into an all-star cast? I think that would be suicide. In my opinion he would need a solo flick to have any chance at us getting used to him and accept him as RDJ's replacement. And on that note, it's also my opinion that after RDJ steps down (which hopefully isn't any time soon) they just retire Iron Man permanently. No one can ever replace him in this role, they should show the respect he deserves for launching the new MCU and making it what it is today. I know Hulk was first, but Iron Man really started the empire.

Just my opinions of course.
3:38AM on 08/01/2014
Have to say I agree with LordMiz regarding retiring Iron Man once Downey Jnr says no. I feel that seeing someone else as the character will be too jarring. War Machine could fly the Iron Man flag for a while after that perhaps although granted he doesn't have the same charisma. Worse case if they do kill him off when the appropriate time comes it will open the door for more exciting characters to come into the spotlight. No bad thing.
Have to say I agree with LordMiz regarding retiring Iron Man once Downey Jnr says no. I feel that seeing someone else as the character will be too jarring. War Machine could fly the Iron Man flag for a while after that perhaps although granted he doesn't have the same charisma. Worse case if they do kill him off when the appropriate time comes it will open the door for more exciting characters to come into the spotlight. No bad thing.
5:24PM on 07/31/2014
I can definitely see Star-Lord being the only Guardian in Avengers 3
I can definitely see Star-Lord being the only Guardian in Avengers 3
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4:42PM on 07/31/2014
I like the idea of just a few meeting first, with the vibe bring like "I know this guy you're going to really get along with, just wait till you meet him!" Maybe a scaled-down Planet Hulk-like scenario?
I like the idea of just a few meeting first, with the vibe bring like "I know this guy you're going to really get along with, just wait till you meet him!" Maybe a scaled-down Planet Hulk-like scenario?
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