Vin Diesel hints at standalone movie starring Groot and Rocket Racoon

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 December 2016
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Director James Gunn is pushing to make a standalone movie with Groot and Rocket Racoon, according to Vin Diesel, who voices the tree-like humanoid

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn is pushing to make a standalone movie with Groot and Rocket Racoon.

The 46-year-old Hollywood heavyweight - who helmed the popular comic book film in 2014 and is returning for next year's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' - is eager to turn his attention to a standalone movie starring two of the most popular characters in the franchise, according to Vin Diesel, who voices Groot.

Vin - who plays the tree-like humanoid in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - explained to ScreenJunkies News: "I think if it's up to James Gunn, you're going to see a Groot/Rocket movie after 'Avengers: Infinity War'. It's highly possible. We shall see.

"I know that somewhere in the universe you're going to see Groot and Hulk battle, I know it. I see that you're going to see that poster, Groot versus Hulk."

This comes shortly after Chris Pratt, who stars as Peter Quill in the franchise, revealed he "ripped open some wounds" while filming 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

The 37-year-old actor was coping with the death of his father during the production process in 2014 and he confessed it made making the movie difficult.

He said: "The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn't want to. But I knew it was right for the moment ...

"There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn't dealt with ... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn't fully embrace what you had."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

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