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The Marvel head honcho also says that “Guardians'” storyline is not “integral” to what Joss Whedon is doing with “The Avengers 2″, which is quite a surprising thing to say. I think most people assumed that “Guardians”, with its cosmic storyline (Feige says 95% of the movie will take place in space), would fit perfectly in with the ending of “The Avengers”, which revealed a very cosmic enemy-in-waiting.
When asked by SFX if “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be “integral to Avengers 2″, Feige responded:
I would say that it does not. It’s much more of a standalone film. It takes place in the same universe. And when we’ve been on the other side of that universe in other movies, you might see those characteristics in Guardians, but the Avengers are not involved with what’s happening out there at this time.
Feige seems to nipping the whole idea that Phase 2 will be more cosmic-inclined in the bud when he says that only “Guardians” and “Thor” will comprise of Phase 2’s comic storylines, while stand-alone films like the “Iron Man” and “Captain America” sequels are getting into more personal storytelling.
Of course, Feige also says the Avengers will not be involved in any space shenanigans “at this time”, which could mean a whole lotta things.
One thing’s for sure, though, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, from director James Gunn, is due in 2014.