Given how awesome and, at the same time, lovely Groot was in Guardians of the Galaxy, and how adorable he looks in the form of Baby Groot from the trailers for the sequel, a chance for the character to get his own spin-off can only be a good thing, right?
Mind you, they may have some trouble with the script, given the only words the tree-like superhero says are ‘I am Groot’… maybe it will be an origins story that depicts some traumatic event that caused him to lose all his vocabulary apart from those words?
In any case, Vin Diesel, who voices the character of few words, is pretty adamant it’s going to happen.
The Fast and Furious actor has been promoting his latest action movie, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, of late (we chatted with the big guy too, about his Irish roots) and was chatting with MTV UK about the possibility of a Groot spin-off.
He said: “It’s something that [Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director] James Gunn has talked about and it’s something that I know that he would love to do.
“Sure, I think it could be very interesting. I think it’s inevitable, I think that character is so enigmatic. He was already one of the most unique characters in the Marvel universe, and I think what Marvel has done — primarily what James Gunn has done — to realize that character has exceeded beyond any of its expectations.”
Diesel added that he “would love to go back to [Groot’s] planet and learn more about him.”
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