The recently released “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” trailer has signified one thing: fans are still hungry for more superhero blockbusters.
Vin Diesel, who provides the voice for Groot, has big future plans for his Marvel character and it involves an epic fight with Hulk. Now Baby Groot probably won’t intimidate Hulk but the 49-year-old actor is confident we’ll get to see a showdown between the 2 characters at some point.
“I think if it’s up to James Gunn, you are going to see a Groot and Rocket movie after ‘[Avengers] Infinity War’. I think that’s highly possible. We shall see. I know that, somewhere in the universe, you are going to see Groot and Hulk battle. You can write it somewhere. You are going to see that poster: Hulk vs. Groot,” Diesel told Screen Junkies.
The already popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise will inevitably spill over into “Avengers: Infinity War”, but what happens to Star-Lord and his team is anyone’s guess. Interestingly, the fact that Diesel is suggesting a Groot/Rocket spinoff movie seems to imply that both Groot and Rocket Raccoon will make it out alive after the looming war between the Avengers and Thanos.
In case you’re wondering, there’s already a comic precedent of a Hulk vs. Groot throw down in 1976’s “Incredible Hulk Annual #5” as well as in the animated series “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”. We think it’s safe to say that Hulk wins the fight, but it’ll still be entertaining to watch.
Do you think a Groot/Rocket spinoff film will be a good sell to Marvel fans? Who else would you like to see get a solo film? While we wait for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” to drop, check out the full list of Marvel future films’ release dates here.