Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn has posted a photo of himself wielding Thor's fabled hammer, Mjolnir, on what appears to be the Guardians Vol. 2 soundstage.
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While Gunn questions whether he's worthy to lift Mjolnir, the image raises another question - could Thor make a cameo in Guardians Vol. 2? Though the image may suggest that it's a possibility, it seems unlikely that the God of Thunder will cross paths with Groot any time soon.
Gunn himself dispelled the notion of any Avengers appearing in the sequel in a live Facebook chat on Wednesday, when he flatly stated that no Avengers would have cameos in the film. While this could be a flat out lie, Gunn has been very vocal about Guardians Vol. 2 being far removed from the rest of the MCU.
On the other hand, Thor: Ragnarok will feature an appearance by the Grandmaster, who has often been associated with his fellow Elder of the Universe, the Collector, who appeared in the first Guardians, but who Gunn says is not returning for the sequel.
But then again, other people besides Thor have wielded Mjolnir - why not in Guardians Vol. 2?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due out in theaters May 5, 2017.