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Sometimes, directors just get really, really sick of answering the same old questions over and over, and with James Gunn's presence on Twitter, he faces this problem every single day. Ever since was first released, fans have been asking exactly how this space opera is connected to the wider MCU.

Thanos is the obvious connecting factor, considering the mad, bad purple guy has been lurking in the post credits scenes of like, so many Marvel movies, because the best kind of foreshadowing is the kind that predates the payout by six years, right?

Sigh. This guy again. [Marvel Studios]
Sigh. This guy again. [Marvel Studios]

The Mad Titan will finally go up against the Avengers — and the Guardians — in 2018 with , but before the MCU's gigantic showdown we've still got to check back in with everyone's favorite galaxy-saving A-holes.

Naturally, fans are already picking through footage from the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 teaser trailers, looking for any clue that connects it to the wider MCU — and anything that could tell us the plot of Avengers: Infinity War.

But other fans are taking a more direct approach, by frankly asking James Gunn exactly how Marvel Studios' forward thinking affected his plan for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2.

This Tweet is a tad cryptic, but it seems like Gunn is reiterating what he's said many times before: That the Guardians movies are pretty much standalone films, aside from hints about Thanos which obviously build towards Infinity War.

But what does this mean for Vol 2?

Star Lord suits up again for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' [Marvel]
Star Lord suits up again for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2' [Marvel]

It certainly seems as though Gunn is saying that Vol 2 also won't have "a single moment of continuity" with the rest of the MCU, meaning that all our hopes for Infinity War hints might just be a pipe dream. Which makes sense, considering the Guardians are "so out in space", and the charm of this unconventional group of heroes is that they stand as their own entity, separate from the fractious factions of the Avengers.

Unless of course, Gunn's just pulling our legs (possibly so he can give them to Rocket). But as he said back in 2015 he'd never ever lie to us...

...and that doesn't sound suspicious at all.


Do you think 'Vol 2' will feed into 'Infinity War'?


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