Even though the Avengers could be heading into different world with their third movie, it seems like one of their other intergalactic franchises won't be looking to tie-in and set-up the movie according to comments made by its director.
In an interview on Tuesday with MTV, Guardians director James Gunn talked about the sequel and how it would tie-in with the rest of the Marvel universe, but was adamant that it wouldn't be setting up Infinity Wars at all.
"I don't feel beholden to that stuff at all. I think it's really about the Guardians and what they are doing," he said.
"We're not subservient to the Avengers. Guardians 2 is not a movie that's made to move toward [The Avengers:] Infinity War. It's something that's made to move toward future cosmic movies, so I don't feel that that is something that affects me that much."
While that doesn't mean there wouldn't be any overlap, it is somewhat comforting to know that at least one Marvel franchise is trying to do their own thing and tell good stories without the outside influence of having to tie-in with the rest of the universe.
This was a big problem with Edgar Wright and Ant-Man, but it looks like Gunn has earned himself the right to do his own thing after the success of the first movie and will try to continue to do that with the future films. He already has teased that he is thinking a trilogy for the Guardians movies.