If James Gunn didn’t want people thinking Thor would show up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he probably shouldn’t have Instagrammed this photo:
Anyone with even passing knowledge of how the internet works can predict what such a photo leads to: a bunch of crazy speculation on Thor’s place in the new GOTG movie. It’s not unwarranted either. Thor, after all, is a cosmic character. GOTG take place in outer space. They’ve already crossed over via a post-credit sequence. So why not?
Of course, this means Gunn had to go on Facebook and ruin everyone’s day with a bunch of cold water:
No, Thor isn't in Vol. 2 - the props guy just happened to have it around and I decided to take a pic with it. Not sure if I'm able to lift it because I'm worthy or because I'm soulless like an elevator.
I can understand wanting to take a picture with Mjolnir. But it’s easy to see why everyone got so excited for a moment. So keep this in mind if Gunn next takes a photo with Captain America’s shield or some web shooters or Batman's cowl (for some reason).