When will the Avengers and the [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) crossover for the Infinity War Gauntlet vs. Thanos?!! It will be longer then you thought!!! Also news of at least one NEW Guardian for [Guardians of the Galaxy 2](movie:1081113)!!!
Here's what was said in an interview by IGN with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who couldn't outright confirm the future hook-up, but certainly did his part to tease it. Said the studio head,
"Part of the fun of the comics is that could happen. Any character could interact with any other character because they inhabit the same time period and the same universe. And certainly it is the inclusion of Thanos most specifically that is a declaration to audiences who are paying attention that this is connected to those other universes. Part of the fun is that it could happen someday. I don’t know when that would be. Or maybe I know, and I’m not going to tell you!"
Thats not a confirmation and I'm not saying it's confirmed but things are lining up with the stars to make one of the most epic Marvel stories ever. The Infinity Gauntlet Saga! In the comics it was a war of [The Avengers](movie:9040) vs. Thanos for the rule of the world and Thanos almost won by building the most terrifying weapon in the whole Marvel U.....The Infinity Gauntlet which was coincidently shown off at this years SDCC.
If this does happen it won't be till [The Avengers 3](movie:738027) and after [Guardians of the Galaxy 2](movie:1081113). So there is still plenty of time to read up on this epic....it's one of comics best stories ever!! Thanos may still have yet a play for the Cosmic Cube in another movie......how else will he face the Avengers!!
The Infinity Gems, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet
In the mainstream Marvel Universe the cosmic entity Galactus collects all six Infinity Gems in the Thanos ongoing series, intent on ending his need to consume planets. He is seen taking the gems off a vampiric skeleton (presumably Rune) that he retrieves through an interdimensional portal. After Galactus's plan fails, the threat is averted, the Gems are scattered with the exception of the Soul Gem, which the Titan Thanos retains for Adam Warlock.
In the Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet mini-series, Thanos's attempts to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet were opposed by a group of Avengers consisting of Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk, Ms. Marvel, U.S Ace and Doctor Doom, his attack on the universe ending when Spider-Man acquired the Gauntlet and used it to undo Thanos's godhood (Simultaneously erasing the entire event from the memories of all but himself and Thanos, much to his slight annoyance at the idea that none of the other Avengers would know of the role he played in thwarting Thanos's schemes).
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 news:
Also new updates from within Marvel are speculating on the addition of a NEW Guardian who was a key figure in the early 90's comic book version of Guardians Of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino. Who could it be?! Bellow is the Tweet between E! and James Gunn!
Sources) IGN.com, Comicbook.com, Twitter