James Gunn Has A Special ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Groot-To-English Translated Script

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Did you ever wonder what Groot was actually saying every time he said the only three words he knows how to say: “I am Groot”? Well, it looks as if both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn and voice actor Vin Diesel know very well what he is saying, and they even have their own complete specialized script with Groot-to-English translation.

Gunn shared an image of the script over Facebook, telling fans what it is and mentioning that only him and Vin Diesel have copies of the script. Check out the image below:


Along with the image, the caption read:

“This is the special Groot version of the script that only Vin Diesel and I have, where every Groot line is printed in English instead of Groot, so Vin will know what the various “I am Groot”s mean. I love putting this thing together.”

My best guess for the reason this even exists is so Vin Diesel has some idea of how to say his lines. If he knows what they actually mean, then he can put the proper inflections on them to make sense in the situation. When Groot says his lines in the movie, you always have some sort of idea of what he is trying to get across, just based on the way the lines are read. Even though Groot can only say three words, Gunn and Diesel still give us some way of knowing what Groot could be saying, which is one of the reasons his character is so lovable.

Are you curious about what Groot was actually saying, and would you like to see Gunn release a full Groot-to-English script? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Facebook

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • Cinephilia Lovegood

    This isn’t really news…he did the same exact thing for the first movie. B the fact that he shared it is pretty neat for those unaware.


    I’m really having a problem right now, with expressing just how many f&c#s I really don’t give about this.

    • Fenix

      Yet you commented. Why are you so full hate? Is your wife not tooting your horn enough?

      • Marquis de Sade

        Something tells me, sammy’s “ALLEGED” wife is of the rubber blow-up quality.

    • Rob

      And yet, if Zack Snyder released a script of Justice League translated from English to the Wonder Twins’ pet space monkey, Gleek’s, language; you would be crowing how brilliant Snyder was, that it was the most awesome thing ever, and you definitely want a copy of the translate script.

      Seriously, I really don’t get your blind hatred of Marvel and blind love of WB/DC.

      • SAMURAI36

        Well then, the feeling’s completely mutual, Mr. “I have all these issues with a movie that I don’t even remember half of what happened in.

        Let me know when you have an answer for that glaring issue I pointed out about Garbage of the Galaxy in that other thread.

        • Rob

          I am not a Marvel fan boy. I love DC properties. The Dark Knight, the first Batman, and Superman II are among my favorite superhero movies.

          I just think the Zack Snyder movies either are mediocre or sucks and Suicide Squad was a major disappointment (it was my most anticipated movie of the summer).

          And you listed nitpicking errors, not glaring ones.

          • Carl

            Sammy says the same nonsense to me too. He is so negative.

          • SAMURAI36

            So did you. Talking about how Lois climbed the mountain is a nitpicking error.

          • Rob

            The climbing the mountain was an example of an overall problem with the character. I stated that they went to ridiculous lengths to put Lois into scenes and that he was used more of a plot device than a character. That scene was just one example of my overall criticism.

            You see. That is your problem. You clearly don’t understand the difference between nitpicking and citing examples to support an argument of a major criticism.

          • SAMURAI36

            Except you had no argument then, and you still don’t now. The only valid critique you had, is the Lois climbing bit. Everything else, you were flat out wrong about, and I and others had to correct you about it. I even posted the videos of the scenes in question.

            So YOU are the person here, who doesn’t know the difference between nitpicking, and providing an actual argument. Not to mention, on several points, you claimed you had “forgotten” what happened in the story.

            In the meantime, I have over a dozen different grievances with Garbage of the Galaxy, and you have yet to respond to even the first one I posited.

        • Carl

          Looks like you use the same nonsense on other people who like Marvel and DC. So toxic. lol

    • Carl

      Yet another toxic comment. Try just not saying anything at all if you really don’t care.

      • SAMURAI36

        And you sound like an idiot and a fool. You gonna ignore me now, Carletta?

    • Marquis de Sade

      Oh Sammy-rai, it hurts my heart to no end to see you in such pain…It must be truly frustrating to blindly latch on to a rudderless ship that’s destined not only to fail, but eventually fall prey to the most embarrassing fates: A COMPLETE TABULA RASA, i.e. REBOOT!

  • Vegas82

    What Marvel would do if they were smart is do special subtitled versions of these movies using this script.

  • Mohd Nazri

    I am Groot!!

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Shouldn’t Bradley Cooper get the same script? Rocket is “kind” of shown “understanding” what Groot says.

    • Carl

      Makes sense.

      • Irishhguy

        Rocket can already understand Groot he doesn’t need a Groot script.

        • Carl

          The voice actor needs it.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I predict a $200+ million opening weekend, and then a subsequent overall global take of 1.3 billion b.o. after its theatrical run.
    dceu, on the other hand will experience another underwhelming combined global b.o. take of 1.2 billion after w.w. and jla’s theatrical run.