Despite Guardians of the Galaxy being one of the best storylines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems as though it's not high on the priority list for Disney Studios
We've had to wait three years between the first and second GotG films and have to endure three years between the sequel and third installment, which gets released in 2020. That's compared to just two years between each of the Iron Man, Thor and Captain America movies.
But maybe that's been deliberately done to play into the way Marvel wants to weave its stories.
Guardians director and writer James Gunn did a Q&A with his fans on Twitter, where he was asked everything from his favourite video game to his thoughts on alien civilisations.
One person asked whether Marvel gives him a blank cheque, or rather script, to take Guardians of the Galaxy wherever he wants, and he replied: "I've been free to do what I want. I WILL have to deal with the events of Avengers 3 & 4, but then I'm free to go where I want from there."
So clearly, it means that the third instalment to the Guardians series will be set after the fourth Avengers film to ensure that no spoilers are revealed.
This only cements the idea that the fourth Avengers film will bring back some of the characters who were killed from Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet. We lost half the Avengers, as well as Bucky Barnes, T'Challa, Groot, Mantis, Drax, Dr Strange and Spider-Man. Talk about a rough ending.
There was another interesting discovery in Gunn's Q&A, as a different fan questioned which Marvel superhero he would most like to see join Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, aka Chris Pratt, and the gang, and the director said: "If I told you I might be giving away secrets from Vol. 3."
That means that we could be seeing a cameo from the likes of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America or virtually any of the characters featured in the comics.
It's hard to judge what will happen in the fourth Avengers film, but the ending will likely reveal more about the direction the Guardians will go in.
One of those directions that was floated by Ryan Reynolds was a possible teaming up between the Guardians and Deadpool.
It's highly unlikely that would happen considering they produced by different movie studios - but Reynolds and Gunn both hope it could in the future.
Never say never.
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