Avengers 3 Won’t be Linked to Guardians of the Galaxy, Director James Gunn Says

November 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Avengers movie series may not have anything to do with the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, said its director James Gunn.

Gunn, who is currently working on Guardians of the Galaxy 2, said that he wants to go his own way with the film.

“I don’t feel beholden to that stuff at all. I think it’s really about the Guardians and what they are doing. We’re not subservient to the Avengers,” he told MTV.

Gunn is referring to the third Avengers movie

“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,” he said.

And recently, Gunn released another “Awesome Mix” playlist.

“As many of you know, music is an extremely important part of Guardians of the Galaxy. I chose the songs on Awesome Mix ahead of time, and even included them in the script. Where possible, the songs were played live on set – when you see the gang walking down the hall to Cherry Bomb, they were actually walking down the hall to Cherry Bomb. Likewise, the score by Tyler Bates was written largely before we started shooting, and we blared that sucker on set so the actors and cameras would all move in unison,” he wrote on Facebook.

He also gave the playlist:

1. Never Wanted to Dance – Mindless Self Indulgence
2. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
3. The Way It Was – Aceyalone (feat Bionik)
4. I Like It, I Love It – Lyrics Born
5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
6. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello
7. Ben Vereen – Pigeon John
8. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
9. Black Fist – Juskwam and Lyrikill
10. Timebomb – The Old 97′s