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James Gunn Says ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Is “Definitely Connected” To ‘Avengers 3’ Plus New Images

James Gunn Says 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is "Definitely Connected" To 'Avengers 3' Plus New Images

With Marvel plotting their cinematic map all the way to 2028, it’s not a surprise to learn that thoughts are already percolating about “The Avengers 3.” As folks know, Joss Whedon‘s Marvel contract expires after he drops “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” so we’ll have to see if he stays committed to the comic world that has earned his biggest success. But even if not, the path to the inevitable third movie is already being laid.

This summer, “Guardians Of The Galaxy” will be unveiled in what is said to largely be a standalone movie (compared to the other Marvel entries which have more direct ties to each other). But director James Gunn reveals there will be one key link, telling Entertainment Weekly his film “is definitely connected to ‘The Avengers 3.’ ” Of course, in what way exactly remains to be seen. As for ‘Galaxy,’ Gunn offered up another tease, this time about the villain Thanos, commenting he is “the head of the snake”—so we’ll see what that means.

“Guardians Of The Galaxy” arrives on August 1st. New images from the film below. [via MovieWeb]

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Emperor Zerg Rush

Thanos could easily carry a film as the villain, assuming the story is satisfactory (it's not likely we get to an attempt at the Infinity saga on film this early on but it'd be interesting to see at some point).

Ever since they dropped him into Avengers as the puppet master of sorts it's been a matter of waiting on them to get the ball rolling to introduce him into the cinematic universe properly. With Gamora being his (adopted) daughter, Guardians of the Galaxy will hopefully showcase him in a fashion that warrants them using him to a greater extent in the third Avengers film (whether Whedon is involved or not).

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