James Gunn Nixes Guardians of the Galaxy Crossover with Avengers

With Josh Brolin recently telling us to expect “Thanos against everyone,” a lot of fans were hoping this would mean a full-on Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers crossover come Avengers: Infinity War, but as James Gunn explained to Screen Junkies, a two-team team-up isn’t likely.

“[We’re] trying to make [Avengers] effect it as little as possible,” said Guardians helmer Gunn when asked how much the dark tone of Avengers: Age of Ultron would effect Guardians of the Galaxy 2. “We really are separate from the Avengers, and I don’t think people should assume too many things about the Guardians play in all this. We have our own galaxy to take care of. We have our own galaxy to save. Earth is the Avengers’ province. Thinking that everything is going to come together in a perfect way is not necessarily the way it’s gonna happen.”

One thing fans CAN expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is more of Star-Lord’s outlaw mentor Yondu, as well as Sean Gunn’s Kraglin.

“Listen, Michael Rooker is my good friend,” Gunn stated. “Where would I be without Michael Rooker by my side on a film project. I haven’t made a movie yet without him. Who knows? There’s a good chance we’ll see at least a little bit more Yondu…. And Kraglin, my brother! I love those ravagers, they’re one of my favorite parts of the movie.”

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be released on May 5, 2017, while Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 opens on May 4, 2018.