He’s downplayed the connections between Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Avengers” franchises before, but now filmmaker James Gunn seems to be outright saying that full-on “Guardians of the Galaxy”/”Avengers” crossover is unlikely at best. He tells Screen Junkies:
“[We’re] trying to make [Avengers] effect it as little as possible. We really are separate from the Avengers, and I don’t think people should assume too many things about the Guardians play in all this. We have our own galaxy to take care of. We have our own galaxy to save. Earth is the Avengers’ province. Thinking that everything is going to come together in a perfect way is not necessarily the way it’s gonna happen.”
Speaking of “Avengers,” Brazilian website Overtice.com has reportedly uncovered information which seems to lend credence to the rumors that “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are helming the two film “Avengers: Infinity War” saga with the upcoming ‘Age of Ultron’ to serve as the last Joss Whedon “Avengers” film.
However there is still no confirmation of any kind by Marvel about who will helm those two “The Avengers” films, and with several years to go before they head into production things could easily change.