The movie Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in space, presumably far from Earth. However, it's close enough that the Ravagers can go there to pick up Peter, and most people assume the Guardians themselves will end up on Earth in time for Infinity Wars.

In the source comics, the places featured in the movie are spread out: Xandar is the in Andromeda galaxy, while Hala (the Kree home world) is in the Large Magellanic Cloud. In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie (or anywhere else), do we get any information on where these places are in the MCU?

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Based on the article below, James Gunn admitted that the movie Guardians of the Galaxy is set in the Andromeda Galaxy

On Wednesday, director James Gunn tweeted in response to fan questions regarding the locations in Guardians of the Galaxy and the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At first, some misunderstood him, concluding that the Guardians were “unconnected” to the rest of the MCU, and Gunn chimed in again. He confirmed that the Guardians occupy the Andromeda Galaxy, while the rest of the MCU is definitively within the Milky Way.


Here is the link to the tweet

Yes, another galaxy. Andromeda, to be specific.


  • 29
    all right, so who's guarding our galaxy?
    – user11521
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 17:32
  • 4
    @Michael: the Avengers! Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 18:09
  • 8
    @PaulD.Waite No, they're just Earth's mightiest heroes. Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 20:28
  • 25
    Dr Strange is responsible for our entire dimension.
    – Nacht
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 22:52
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    @Michael perhaps Flash Gordon, Phantom, and Mandrake?
    – Broklynite
    Commented Feb 21, 2017 at 9:51

Director James Gunn has stated several times, and directly on Twitter, that the events in the Guardians movies take place in the Andromeda galaxy.

Here's Gunn responding to the question asked in a April 2016 tweet:

@CryHavoc01: @JamesGunn @MAldinnur so The Galaxy they're Guarding isn't the Milky Way? Is it a specific Galaxy?

@JamesGunn: Andromeda.

He gave a similar answer to another fan in December 2016:

@JamesGunn: Yes, another galaxy. Andromeda, to be specific.


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