Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2‘ is shaping up to be just as fun as the first one but until now we weren’t exactly sure when its events take place. Obviously, the first film was somewhere in line with the recently released films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe due to Thanos chasing down Infinity Stones, but thanks to director James Gunn we’ve learned exactly how it stacks up against the other movies. Most of the films released have taken place in the same month as their premiere date but our next outing with Star-Lord is going to buck that trend.

In fact, the sequel is going to take place in 2014 and just 2 months after ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’. To put it more in perspective, the events in the sequel will be in the past taking place prior the events in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘.

Here is the comment Gunn made on Facebook to clarify the timeline:


What that means for our heroes who will be joining up with The Avengers in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the untitled ‘Avengers 4’ is a mystery. That will place us years behind on their story when they join in on the ultimate crossover event for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

Are you happy to hear that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ will take place so close after the original or wish more time had passed? Share your thoughts below True believers!


Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2′ continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ starring Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Glenn Close takes off on May 5, 2017.

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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!