– by Nick Doll

Vin Diesel is all talk when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now, in more ways than one. Diesel famously voices Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy and Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as well as whatever sort of growth Groot experiences between now and Avengers: Infinity War (Teenage Groot?). In the age of A-list actors doing motion capture, Diesel only provides Groot’s voice, though he is incredibly committed to that, reading each line differently and even doing the foreign language version for multiple countries.

Now, Vin Diesel has more to talk about, but I’m afraid that, it too, is just talk. Diesel was interviewed by USA Today and he made a claim about what would be a fascinating Guardians of the Galaxy spinoff:

“[Writer/Director] 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.”

Wow. We went from “Rocket and Groot spinoff” to “Groot V. Hulk” in two sentences. Before we go any further, let me help dash your expectations with a followup quote from Director James Gunn:

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

Spinoff suggested and busted, in one foul swoop. As always, one could assume Gunn is playing coy to keep Marvel secrets, but Diesel is known for these sort of claims and boasts that never come to fruition. Is a Groot and Rocket spinoff possible after the recently announced Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? Sure, but it still seems unlikely, especially now with the recent knowledge that the team of Guardians would change by the time we get to Vol. 4… if we get a Vol. 4

In a dream world, would you want to see a spinoff featuring Rocket and Groot as the two leads? Who would you pair them with, aside from the Hulk? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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