Lately director James Gunn has had a lot to say about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2‘ and he has just made it official that the film is not going to be a prequel to ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

Now, Gunn isn’t directly saying that the Guardians won’t be involved in the conflict (and I am pretty sure that we can all safely bet that they will be showing up in either the first or second part of the film), but he is telling us to not expect this upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ adventure to lead into The Avengers.

Recently while on ‘The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith’ he had the following clarification to make:

“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.”

Having already said that the movie won’t have an Avengers team-up, this may be disheartening to some. All of that being said, with the date being a year before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and being out in space, I wouldn’t be surprised to at least see a hint of the conflict being brought up, even if only in a post credit scene at the end of the film.

How about it True Believers? Do you think ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will in some way tie into the events that lead into ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or will it truly be a movie just about our favorite cosmic heroes? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Slash Film