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Joss Whedon says there won't be any 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in 'Avengers 2'
Although Marvel Studios' wildly successful Phase One films have included copious character crossovers, ultimately leading up to the all-star smash "The Avengers," Joss Whedon somewhat surprisingly doesn't foresee similar overlap between the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Avengers 2."
It's long been rumored -- even assumed -- that the space-set "Guardians" would tie into "Avengers 2," most likely through the inclusion in one or both films of the intergalactic villain Thanos, first glimpsed at the end of "The Avengers."
The move would allow Avengers members such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) to share screen time with the heroic Guardians Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista).
However, Whedon doesn't appear to be planning any such thing.
"We’re following 'Guardians' at Shepperton [Studios] but we won’t be swapping cast members," he explained. "Every movie is its own thing and has to be. Unless I take a lot of peyote and write a very different draft… and I’m not ruling that out."
Marvel fans should cross their fingers for that peyote-fueled rewrite.
"Guardians" will be released August 1, 2014, while "The Avengers 2" won't hit screens until May 1, 2015.