James Gunn Confirms Vin Diesel Will Return as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 4:45PM
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 4:45PM
James Gunn Confirms Vin Diesel Will Return as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
It's certainly not his most challenging cinematic role, but Vin Diesel's turn as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy is arguably one of his most popular among moviegoers. The vocabularily-challenged tree thing was a smash hit in James Gunn's first Marvel movie, and in a Facebook Q&A today, the director confirmed that Vin Diesel will return to once more utter the words "I am Groot" for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

While this won't come as much of a surprise to many people – Groot is a major player in the movie after all– it will certainly be music to the years of all those who chanted the words "We are Groot" back in the summer of 2014. But one thing we don't know is what form Groot will be taking for the GOTG sequel. At the end of the first movie, Groot had been reduced to a mere shrub after his sacrifice during the climactic battle scene, but whether or not he will remain in his diminutive form remains to be seen. Certainly, it would be hard to imagine Vin Diesel voicing a tiny potted plant, but weirder things have happened in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Oscar winning actors voicing talking Raccoons?).



Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released on May 5th 2017

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