Vin Diesel Says James Gunn Wants A Groot/Rocket Spin-off Movie

Groot RocketTwo of the most popular characters in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise are Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) who will be seen in the sequel that is arriving next week. Since the debut of those characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Diesel has expressed his interest for a solo-film centered on Groot and Rocket.

In a recent interview with USA Today while promoting the upcoming installment of Guardians of the Galaxy, Diesel stated that director James Gunn is apparently also interested in a solo film for the duo.

“James Gunn has always wanted a Rocket and Groot movie. And I know that Disney is very much into being successful. And the most successful poster in Disney’s future is the poster that has ‘Groot vs. Hulk.’ … (The world) cannot wait to see it.”

Although when USA Today asked the director about it and brought up Diesel’s comments regarding a Groot/Rocket spin-off, Gunn had a different answer.

“Vin has a lot of ideas. I don’t know where he comes up with these things! I love Vin.”

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Kurt Russell as Ego, along with Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rosenbaum, opens in theaters on Friday, May 5.

Source: USA Today

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Maxi Iroh

    Groot was a bit annoying in vol.2, and even with Rocket not being that bad in the movie, i would say no.