Joss Whedon says Guardians Of The Galaxy and Avengers 2 won't cross over

"We won't be swapping cast members"

It was only recently that Joss Whedon was raving about James Gunn's work on Guardians Of The Galaxy, but despite his enthusiasm, it sounds as though there will be no overlap with The Avengers 2.

It had previously been speculated that the super-villain Thanos would be introduced in Guardians Of The Galaxy before becoming the prime antagonist in Avengers 2, but according to Whedon, the two films will be entirely separate.

"We’re following Guardians at Shepperton Studios," revealed Whedon, "but we won’t be swapping cast members. Every movie is its own thing and has to be. Unless I take a lot of peyote and write a very different draft… and I’m not ruling that out."

Given that Iron Man 3 kept its Avengers ties on the back-burner throughout, perhaps Phase 2 will be far less inter-connected than Phase 1, with each standalone movie ploughing its own furrow…

We'll find out for sure when Guardians Of The Galaxy opens in the UK on 1 August 2014, before The Avengers 2 lands on 1 May 2015.

What do you think of Whedon's comments? Tell us, below!


    • chibik

      Jun 13th 2013, 8:36

      Well, the movies of Phase 1 weren't all that interconnected either. Aside from Captain America giving us the Tesseract, all they did was swap around characters (Loki, Black Widow, Hawk, etc). Aside from that, they pretty much did their own thing anyway.

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    • marvelboy

      Jun 13th 2013, 12:20

      Either way I'm still looking forward to GOTG - but with Avenger two already setting out to introduce Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch it might be good that this film is independent (for the time being)

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 13th 2013, 23:20

      As long as GOTG exists in the same universe as The Avengers I'll be happy.

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    • ilikescifi

      Jun 15th 2013, 7:51

      same universe good. less tie-ins; as cool as the Avengers was, it wasn't very organic, Cap and Hulk had no real reason to be there, ie apart from being patriotic neither of them had much invested in the situation, Loki meant nothing to them, Fury was like an MC at a disfunctional singles party

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