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Don’t Expect Guardians Of The Galaxy And The Avengers To Crossover

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guardians of the galaxyEven before the movie came out, there was talk of the team from Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces with the Avengers at some point. With the villain Thanos casting an increasingly large shadow over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense that the action will move further out into space, and there is a great deal of crossover between the two groups in the comics. It seemed like a natural fit given Marvel’s penchant for connecting each and every property to one another. But Guardians director James Gunn says you shouldn’t expect a team up.

Since the beginning, Gunn has been adamant that his film is its own separate thing, and has even come out and explicitly stated that this title doesn’t exist solely to serve the Avengers films or to set up the coming two-part Infinity Wars saga. While there is an overall homogeneity in the MCU, across titles, casts, and creative teams, Guardians definitely feels more like its own distinct entity than anything the studio has produced thus far.

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Watch Guardians Of The Galaxy Get The Honest Trailer Treatment

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Guardians of the Galaxy is one of our favorite movies of the year, sci-fi, comic book, or otherwise. It combines the high adventure and wit of an Indiana Jones movie with the swashbuckling space opera of Star Wars, and that’s a good time. But we won’t pretend it’s perfect or without it’s peculiar flaws, we just don’t care about them because the rest is so damn much fun. However, if there are certain problems about Marvel’s deep space actioner that just stick in your craw, you’ll probably find them here, in the Guardians of the Galaxy Honest Trailer.

I’m honestly not usually a big fan of these videos, but this one is actually pretty funny. The Screen Junkies crew does their usual shtick, pointing out obvious hiccups and issues, like how this is Marvel’s attempt to make a Star Wars movie (which I don’t think necessarily think is a problem), and how the villain, Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) is woefully underdeveloped. But they admit that they’re reaching most of the time, acknowledging that Guardians is a pretty good movie.

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James Gunn Shares A Ton Of Behind-The-Scenes Guardians Of The Galaxy Pics

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been active on social media since before he even landed the Guardians job, and it’s been really cool following that production via his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts. You never know what he’s going to offer up on any given day, but he’s been on a roll lately on Instagram, sharing a ton of behind-the-scenes images from Guardians. Earlier this week we reported on an Easter egg no one had spotted yet, but that’s just the tip of the Instagram iceberg. You can see some of the highlights from the ongoing barrage of awesome below, along with Gunn’s captions to provide context.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Silliness Includes Legos And How It Should Have Ended

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Given that Guardians of the Galaxy is both a massive hit ($770 million worldwide so far) and one of the most entertaining flicks we saw all year, it’s no surprise that people are still talking about it, referencing it, and riffing on it. Frankly, if we posted every cool Guardians-related tidbit, we wouldn’t have time to post anything else. Still, we’ve got a bit of coolness stored up for you today, beginning with this exploration of how Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended (times three!). It dares to ask the question: does Thanos ever get up out of that fucking chair?

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There’s A Guardians Of The Galaxy Easter Egg You Still Haven’t Found Yet

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guardians of the galaxyGuardians of the Galaxy is one of the biggest films of the year, which means an astonishing number of eyeballs were glued to this movie, even accounting for multi-viewers. And yet, after all these months, there is still apparently an Easter egg that fans haven’t picked up on yet. We should all be ashamed of ourselves.

According to director James Gunn himself, in an interview with ComicBook.com, one of the film’s clever references may go unseen until the end of time…though it probably won’t. Here’s how he put it:

Yeah, there’s definitely some things that people haven’t seen. There’s definitely one really big thing that people haven’t seen, but they may never see it — we’ll see. There’s other things, too. The other day, I posted on my Instagram a picture of the other guys going for the Infinity Stone in the temple of Morag and I didn’t see anybody bringing that up until just a couple of weeks ago.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Won’t Feature This Important Character

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NovaGuardians of the Galaxy is a massive hit at the box office, and considering it’s a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re going to get lots of sequels and appearances elsewhere, and that’s going to be rad. As a comic, the title has long, expansive history, so there is a ton of source material to mine for stories, and fans all have their favorite weird ass characters and adventurous arcs that they hope will show up in future installments. But there’s one key part of the Guardians universe that won’t show up, at least for a while, and that’s Nova.

With Guardians about to drop on Blu-ray, director James Gunn has been all over the place and the topic of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has come up often. Never one to mince words, he has a lot to say on the matter. Much has been made of the identity of Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father, as well as what new characters will show up, and fans have scoured the film, specifically the Collector’s lair, looking for clues. And Nova was at the forefront of people’s minds, but Gunn put the brakes on that possibility, for now.