I’ll admit that a good part of me wants to see the Guardians of the Galaxy crew swoop in during the final minutes of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 similar to Han Solo in Star Wars, since it would be totally in theme for Peter Quill to do just that. But I’m also of the mind that I really agree with James Gunn here in his insistence that his film is not a setup for that two part storyline, though it may have connections, and they’re more interested in setting up more of the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With what was done on the first film, I’m all for Gunn taking on more creative control there with his particular style as it works well to bring the strange and unusual to the screen of the cosmic side.
“The last thing I said was something about how the Guardians, we really are mostly focused on creating the Guardians as their own separate universe, creating the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe.”
“[I]t 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.”
Gunn then ended up on Facebook today talking about these statements in how a lot of places are interpreting them in weirder ways than you’d expect: