It's happening (and happened already)! Guardians of the Galaxy will (and has) cross (ed) over. SPOILER WARNING
Sorry for the delay but back from my two weeks of holiday and starting back with some franchise news, and you guest it, Marvel.
After getting back from holiday I found my pre-ordered copy of Avengers: Age Of Ultron on the mat so yesterday I sat down to re-watch the Movie I enjoyed so much at the cinema.
As always after watching it I went through the bonus features (as I do with all discs I watch) to see what little extras the MCU have given its fans.
Low and behold we have a short documentary entitled "The Infinite Six" with director Joss Whedon and executive producer Jeremy Latcham. They go onto explain about the Infinity Stones (Gems) and how Marvel has been leading up to the MCU's always intended climax of the Infinity War saga (set for 2019).
WARNING THIS PART MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS IF YOU ARE NOT UP TO DATE WILL ALL OF THE MCU's CURRENT FILMS!
So Latchman and Whedon explain that we have already seen Thanos is "Avengers Assemble" and "Guardians Of The Galaxy" and this whole time he has been in the shadows playing the puppet master bringing all the Infinity Stones (Gems) together.
So far we have had:-
1-The Space Stone: Tesseract- from "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Avengers Assemble"
2-The Reality Stone: Aether- from "Thor: The Dark World" and left with The Collector (also seen in "Guardians Of The Galaxy")
3- The Power Stone: Orb- from "Guardians Of The Galaxy"
4-The Mind Stone: Loki's sceptre and Gem in The Visions forehead-from "Avengers Assemble" and "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"
5-Soul Stone- Yet to be seen in the MCU
6- Time Stone- Yet to be seen in the MCU
And last of all the Infinity Gauntlet that has been seen in "Thor" in Odin's relic room and after the credits of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" with Thanos wearing it.
Many have said that the "Guardians Of The Galaxy" movie WILL NOT cross over but I think this is proof it will and already has!
So far we have seen The Collector in an end credit seen with Volstagg and Sif handing him the Aether for safe keeping and then again a large scene in "Guardians Of The Galaxy" when Starlord and team take The Collector the Orb.
Also in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" towards the end when Thor is about to return to Asgard he states to Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) that we have so far seen 4 Infinity Stones, which means he must know of the story of Starlord and co's adventure against Ronan and the Kree empire for The Power Stone.
We have also seen a Kree alien (Ronan's race) in "Marvels Agents of SHIELD".
So to wrap it up there has already and will be further cross over of The Guardians into the rest of the MCU. How much cross over is still yet to be said but I recon we will see a big cross over in the planned Infinity Wars movie which is rumored to be in two parts.
Jim 'Squidbeak' Parkhill