‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Is Connected to ‘The Avengers 3’

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Marvel universe is more interconnected than you thought.

Writer-director James Gunn revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be tied to the studio’s most successful property to date.

“We’re definitely connected to ‘Avengers 3,'” Gunn said in this week’s EW.

That link may be Thanos, the main villain in “Guardians” who killed the families of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) and raised the pair as siblings. Thanos appeared at the end of “The Avengers” and writer-artist Jim Starlin said last year that he will be featured in the “Avengers” sequel “Age of Ultron.” So Thanos (one of the last sons of the original colonists, Mentor and Sui-San) could very well be a baddie in the franchise’s third installment.

Because Thanos is often associated with the Infinity Gauntlet, which is made up of the “Infinity Stones,” the villain can also be linked to other Marvel movies. The Tesseract (the glowing blue cube) from “Avengers” and the Aether (the red particle cloud) from “Thor: The Dark World” are two of these stones, and one of them wound up with “Guardians of the Galaxy” villain the Collector in the end credits of “Dark World.”

“Guardians,” also starring Chris Pratt, bows Aug. 1, while “Age of Ultron” hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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  1. tyree says:

    I think a comedy is the way to go. Trigger happy raccoons are funny and the world needs a little more of the funny.

  2. DougW says:

    Based on what I’ve seen of Guardians, I would keep them far away from the Avengers characters. Thor is enough of a strain on the believability of the other Avengers already. Besides, Guardians seems like a spoof of the Avengers. Would you combine beloved characters with characters spoofing them in the same movie?

    • big daddy D says:

      Guardians has always been dibe tongue in cheek. I think they keep that same flow with the movie. A trigger happy raccoon? Really?? C’mon, man!!

  3. Howlin' Commando says:

    It’s literally getting tot he point where we need a flow chart to keep this all organized.

  4. therealeverton says:

    Still betting the stone Thanos put in Loki’s staff is the Mind stone, hence Loki’s mind control powers, and the hint at the end of The Winter Soldier that it is a big part of super powered adversaries (and allies) in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

  5. big daddy D says:

    Curious who they’ll get to play Thanos. Since he’ll be mostly CGI, in my opinion, I’m putting my vote on Benedict Cumberbatch. He does malevolent well.

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