Originally Posted by cherokeesam
We're working under the assumption that TA2 pits them against Thanos, obviously. And if Thanos is the Big Bad for TA2, there's simply no way you could introduce him and the characters (good and bad) surrounding him in GOTG in 2014, then have him show up again less than a year later and not have the Guardians referenced again. They don't have to take up a lot of face time; this *is* an Avengers film, after all. But they should certainly be part of the proceedings in helping the Avengers find the Mad Titan's achilles heel.
Without the Guardians in play, the Avengers would be flying blind against Thanos.
Not if Iron Man goes up to space and encounters him, before returning to Earth for TA2
Originally Posted by Mr. Dent
You're right, this is a movie, and that's why a dozen heroes works. If they were trying to go for a straight up adaptation of the comics then this movie would have at least 2 dozen heroes in it; instead they're going for a smaller, tighter event. I've already explain why having the Guardians in the film would work.
A dozen heroes doesn't work. Sorry. Even a half-dozen heroes led to Hawkeye not getting much characterization in the first film.
Audiences want more interplay between the Avengers themselves, not The Avengers: The Last Stand
featuring 2 minute non-roles for a bunch of characters that were in the previous movies and a few characters that weren't