With the movie’s release coming in the build up to Avengers: Infinity War, it was assumed that James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. would tie into the movie somewhat. There, of course, was always the theory that the final moments of the film would see The Guardians head to Earth and join the battle with Thanos. However, if the director himself is to be believed, The Mad Titan and his Infinity Guantlet will not be featuring in his movie at all.
“Thanos will not appear in Vol. 2. No,” he said in a Facebook Q&A. “As I’ve said before, Thanos isn’t in this movie. I think he’s gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to a certain wars and infinity. We’ve got other fish to fry in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We’re not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It’s not really a thing.”
“I’m dealing with this one story… It’s not like I have to change something now for something in the future,” he adds about the interconnecting universe. “It’s more like whatever happens in the future will have to be changed by what’s created now.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for release on April 28th 2017 in the UK and on May 5th in the States, with director James Gunn reuniting with returning cast members Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen< Gillan (Nebulda), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin) alongside new additions Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) and Steve Agee (New Girl).