The next adventure for Groot and Rocket Raccoon will be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but director James Gunn seems to already be looking beyond that. During a recent interview at Brazil’s Comic Con, Vin Diesel revealed that the two bounty hunters could get their own movie.
Diesel, who plays Groot in the films, opened up about the possibilities while talking to Screen Junkies’ Roth Cornet. She had asked him if we’re ever going to see Groot and Spider-Man in a movie together and Diesel instead talked about his tree-like humanoid character teaming up with other Marvel characters, one being Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and the other being the Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo).
“That’s an interesting question,” Diesel said. “I think if it’s up to James Gunn, you’re going to see a Groot-Rocket movie after Infinity Wars.”
Thanks to a previous announcement from the actor, we know that the Guardians will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, which will be broken into two parts. Still, it is nice to know Groot is likely to be teaming up with the genetically-modified raccoon again in the future even beyond that. Diesel seems confident the spinoff will happen, calling it “highly possible.”
Meanwhile, he is also scoping out other possible co-stars. “I know that there’s somewhere in the universe you’re going to see Groot and Hulk battle,” he said. “I know it.”
The action star has reason to believe it — the faceoff does happen in the comic books, as he was quick to point out. Whether or not it happens, Groot fans can rest easy knowing that he will be sticking around for a while.
Watch Diesel discuss the Groot-Rocket spinoff and a battle against the Hulk below, starting at 0:25.
Look for Groot and Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it opens on May 5.