While Guardians of the Galaxy is indeed a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has also established that the film is more or less a standalone and, despite being released in between Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, will not directly connect to Age of Ultron. Now, though—and surely to the relief of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans—Guardians of the Galaxy writer/ director James Gunn has confirmed that the film will tie into The Avengers 3 instead.
In an interview with EW, Gunn simply stated “[Guardians of the Galaxy] is definitely connected to Avengers 3.”
And that’s just about it, really. But he did drop some interesting tidbits about how the Big Bad, Thanos, ties into two of the Guardians’ lives:
[Star Lord] was abducted from Earth (Missouri) at age 8 and raised in a group of thieves and smuggles called the Ravagers. He’s good with the ladies and a little bit of a dick and very lucky. Thanos slaughtered [Gamora's] family and Nebula’s, then raised them together as siblings. They were bio engineered to become living weapons, so he’s really good at killing people.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set for an August 1, 2014 release date.
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