"I think if it's up to James Gunn, you're going to see a Groot-Rocket movie after Infinity Wars", Diesel said.
With Rogue One's release little more than a week away, Lucasfilm and Disney are pulling out all the stops in promoting the first Star Wars spinoff film, releasing new footage online nearly faster than fans can keep up. But while everyone seems to have a fair share of the spotlight mingled with some sneak peeks of new creatures to debut, Baby Groot arguably stole the spotlight with ample screen time and some, "I am Groot" dialog.
Gunn and his GOTG star Chris Pratt also appeared online Monday to urge fans to upload their pictures to Marvel Studios Hero Acts, a site that trades uploaded pics and shares to social media to charity donations to Save the Children.
The star, who voices Groot, then added: "I know that somewhere in the universe you're going to see Groot and Hulk battle, I know it!"
Do you think Gunn will have to switch gears once he's required to mix things up for the Infinity War movies?
Six months ago on Nerdist, there was an interview with Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who had said in a roundabout way that the Guardians will be in the movie.
We'll just have to wait and see how this all pans out, but we can at least be glad that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 won't be two hours of MCU building exposition! In "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" he'll be in his (adorable but still deadly) Baby Groot form.
However, it is no accident that a new trailer for Disney's first big space epic of 2017 is out now, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 building up its own hype.
Directed once again by James Gunn, Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. It means that there's a lot more time to show, rather than tell, audiences about why they should go see the movie. Instead, Diesel was referring to the Guardians' inclusion in the Avengers: Infinity War movie, which was slated for release in 2018.