With the most recent rumor being that the third Avengers movie would be split into two movies to accommodate all of the stars being involved in it, could Marvel do the opposite and exclude some of its biggest stars in order to keep them around? That is what the next rumor is saying.

Will 'Avengers 3' Be Split To Bring In The Guardians of the Galaxy?

Bada-- Digest did some speculating on Sunday and came to the conclusion that Avengers 3 wouldn't have all the heroes we have seen so far plus the new ones, but have a few of the new ones like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man leading the way and showing their worth.

According to the site, Marvel isn't spltting Avengers 3 into two movies, but they are planning it as the springboard to something else. And they're going to use their biggest characters in that something else, keeping them out of Avengers 3.

Another Avenger Could Pop Up In 'Captain America 3' To Help The Team

Imagine an Avengers 3 without Thor or Captain America, maybe without Black Widow. It's a movie where the secondary characters from the MCU get to stand up and prove their worth, possibly even setting up their own spin-offs.

With Guardians, Marvel has shown that their brand is the star, and by the time we get to Avengers 3 clearly people will be on board with the entire universe. Keep Iron Man - Robert Downey Jr's renegotiated contract seems to specify Avengers 3 as his next film - and you have a new launching pad for characters to take over from the current big guns.

The site added that maybe Avengers 3 isn't the massive crossover to fight Thanos that we once thought and maybe Marvel would save that for something like Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet or Secret Wars that would include all the stars together fighting the Mad Titan.

The Avengers will next be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which comes out on May 1, 2015.