Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has yet to hit theaters but that isn’t stopping speculation about a future Avengers/Guardians crossover. If the post-credits and mid-credits teases that Marvel is so famous for have told us anything, it’s that they all hint toward universe building. Iron Man hinted at SHIELD and a wider universe, Iron Man 2 hinted at Thor, and The Avengers mid-credit scene introduced Thanos as puppeteer behind Loki’s invasion of Earth. Now with the news of Josh Brolin lending his voice to Thanos in both Guardians of the Galaxy and the two planned Avengers sequels, it isn’t inconceivable that these two teams of heroes would share the silver screen.
Marvel Studios’s president Kevin Feige wouldn’t confirm a crossover but did cite the connections, particularly the inclusion of Thanos. “It is the inclusion of Thanos most specifically that is a declaration to audiences who are paying attention that this is connected to those other universes. Part of the fun is that it could happen someday. I don’t know when that would be. Or maybe I know, and I’m not going to tell you!” That’s coming from the man who’s said they have the Marvel Cinematic Universe planned out through 2028: Kevin Feige definitely knows.
– Daniel Freudberg is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC.