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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn talks about the Avengers crossoverMarvel Studios / Marvel.com

Guardians of the Galaxy director recently took to Facebook to clear rumours and speculations regarding a potential Avengers-Guardians crossover movie.

Since both movies are set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been hoping that at some point, the respective characters will cross paths and come together to fight the forces of evil.

Gunn, however, doesn't seem too inclined towards that idea. According to him, both Avengers and Guardians share the same universe but it is unlikely that they will feature together in a film.

"Guardians are an important part of the MCU, and they definitely share an existence with the Avengers and other characters in the MCU," said the director.

"Regarding the bigger picture, we all agreed on one thing, and that was to keep huge chunks of the Guardians separate from the Marvel heroes of earth, because they have a whole galaxy to explore. We wanted to use them as a way to make the MCU bigger, not smaller.

"We wanted to make sure they have their own mythos, as opposed to only one that is intertwined with the earthbound characters. They ARE connected, of course, but that connection would not be the purpose of their stories and fictional lives," Gunn added.

About the rumoured Avengers-Guardians crossover, Gunn didn't really confirm anything saying that it "isn't decided yet".

"When I'm asked about the Guardians and their future, and whether they'll meet up with the Avengers I really don't have all that much to say, because some of it isn't decided yet, and I don't want to give away what is decided."

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