Oh pickles! Just when we thought we’d quelled our undying anticipation for all things Marvel Studios, what with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, James Gunn had to go and send us all into a collective tizzy. Why? Oh just because he basically confirmed that we’re very likely to see a Guardians and The Avengers crossover sometime in the future. Commence brain melt!
Now, this contains some minor Avengers/Guardians spoilers, folks, so tread lightly (or not at all) if you’re fearful of ruining your movie-going experience.
Speaking to Yahoo! UK, Gunn and Co. explained the seemingly inevitable meet-up of two of our favorite roving gangs of superfolk. Apparently? It’s already been discussed (because of course it has! Because those goddamn beautiful geniuses at Marvel KNOW WHAT WE WANT and that is ALL of the superheroes ALL of the time).
“We talked about all sorts of possibilities [for a crossover], and I kind of know what the bas ic plan is,” explained Gunn. “That could or could not include a couple of Avengers and a couple of Guardians meeting up, or all of the Avengers and all of the Guardians. But, we do inhabit the same universe and they’re pretty big personalities that are likely to, at some point or another, run into each other.”
“I think Marvel will have a lot of options after this movie,” said Vin Diesel. “I think the audience may demand something like that.”
“I’d like to see it,” added Dave Bautista. So would we, dude. So would we.
Naturally, the easy way to do this would probably involve Thanos, given the fact that he totally knows that both the Avengers AND the Guardians exist. But what do you think? How could we get these two groups together? Let us know your theories in the comments!