“I don’t feel beholden to that stuff at all,” Gunn said. “I think it’s really about the Guardians and what they are doing. We’re not subservient to the Avengers. ‘Guardians 2’ is not a movie that’s made to move toward ‘Infinity War.’ It’s something that’s made to move toward future cosmic movies, so I don’t feel that that is something that affects me that much.”
Gunn told Sky Movies that he and Marvel had “talked about all sorts of possibilities for a crossover,” and that he knew “what the basic plan is… it could always change at any minute.”
“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,” he added during the July interview. “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.”
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will once again feature Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as unlikely heroes who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. It will be released on May 5, 2017.