Last week, Josh Brolin mentioned that it would be Thanos versus the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe when Phase Three rolls around. When True Believers hear this, they might think that we’d finally get to see the Avengers and the Guardians (and maybe even some Defenders and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well) team up to take on the Mad Titan in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ However, you shouldn’t expect Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer crossing paths with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes before that. At least, that’s what James Gunn is indicating.

In a recent interview with Screen Junkies, the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director said that a collaboration between Marvel Studios’ two biggest teams isn’t likely in his next film. When asked whether the darker tone of ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would affect ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ Gunn said that the two entities are in separate parts of the MCU for now:

“[We’re] trying to make [‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’] affect 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 gonna happen.”

Despite these comments, the Guardians will probably be meeting up with another team in their next adventure: the renegade outlaws known as the Ravagers:

“Listen, Michael Rooker is my good friend. 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 [Sean Gunn]! I love those Ravagers, they’re one of my favorite parts of the movie.”

To hear more from Gunn about some of his favorite scenes in the film, Awesome Mix Vol. 2, and more, check out the full interview below:

What do you think about the possibility of seeing a crossover between the Guardians and the Avengers before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Or would you prefer it if the two teams stayed separated for now? Let us know in the comments below.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ takes off on May 5, 2017.