5 Rumors: ‘Avengers’ and ‘Guardians’ Crossover, ‘Dr. Strange’ Casting
Here’s a wrap-up of all the film rumors this week, with a heavy dose of Marvel related news coming out of the San Diego Comic Con.
Will Avengers crossover with Guardians of the Galaxy?
With Guardians of the Galaxy hitting theaters amid feverish buzz and strong reviews from critics, the question of whether the Guardians team will eventually meet the Avengers feels more appropriate than ever. Luckily, we now know that it isn’t only in the cards, but in the works.
In an interview with Yahoo UK, director James Gunn said, “We talked about all sorts of possibilities [for a crossover] and I kind of know what the basic plan is. That could or could not include a couple of Avengers and a couple of Guardians meeting up, or all of the Avengers and all of the Guardians.” He added, “But, we do inhabit the same universe and they’re pretty big personalities that are likely to, at some point or another, run into each other.”
While Chris Pratt acknowledged the difficulty in making a film in which ten superheroes inhabit the film, he admitted that “Marvel knows their stuff.” And Vin Diesel explained that at this point the audience expects for there to be a crossover at some point down the road, especially with Guardians sure to be one of the biggest hits of the summer. “I think there’s going to be huge fans of the Guardians and there are huge fans of the Avengers and I think the discussion has already been had,” Diesel said. “I think the audience may demand something like that.”