[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4788:]]At least we can rule out the Guardians of the Galaxy joining S.H.I.E.L.D.
Good? Bad? We'll let you decide.
Now, Jackson gives a further update and says Nick Fury will be seen next in The Avengers 2 following Captain America: The Winter Soldier, meaning no appearance in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
"No, Cap 2, then nothing until The Avengers 2, but that's in 2014," he told Movies.com.
As we see Nick Fury will not be the tie that binds the Marvel Phase 2 movies. But then, who?
It's possible it just might be Doctor Stephen Strange, as Strange is rumored for Thor 2. Doctor Strange would easily fit in with the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well. Regarding Iron Man 3, maybe Strange cameos as just that - a doctor?
So does Nick Fury not being in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie suggest anything?
Obviously it may suggest that the majority of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie takes place in space, with current thinking that one or two Guardians make their way to Earth at the end of the movie to warn them something wicked this way comes -- with the something wicked being the Mad Titan, Thanos, leading into The Avengers 2.
Of course, it could be that the Guardians just go under the radar while on Earth and don't get noticed by the likes of Nick Fury, with possibly another S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent taking notice (Wendell Vaughn would work) or none at all.
The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.
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