With the Marvel cinematic universe so connected, many fans are wondering where does that leave Guardians of the Galaxy. Director James Gunn came out in the past saying the after the credits sequence is merely for fun and has no barring on future stories. Now, with the reveal of the title of the third Avengers film (Infinity War), fans are wondering if that will be when they get to see the Guardians team up with the Avengers? In short, no.
During an episode of The Q&A podcast with Jeff Goldsmith, Gunn came out to say that the series is more worried about developing their side of the universe rather than connecting everything. Here's what he said in the interview, transcribed by ComicBook.com:
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. It 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.
This isn't the first time Gunn has said something about GotG being on it's own. He also came out to talk about whether or not the tone of GotG 2 would be any different, depending on what happens in Avengers: Age of Ultron:
It’s trying to make it effect it as little as possible. 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 going to happen.
Guardians of the Galaxy is more about building and not about connecting. Gunn wants to build a whole cosmic universe and GotG was just a first step in that direction. What do you think about Guardians being separate from the rest of the Marvel cinematic universe? Let us know!