Now, Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy may have been filled close to bursting with breakout stars, but not even the ever-lovable #ChrisPratt can come close to matching its true heroes: #RocketRaccoon and #Groot. After all, the duo — voiced by #BradleyCooper and #VinDiesel respectively — are a talking raccoon and a monosyllabic tree, and yet still managed to become the most beloved cinematic characters of 2014. In other words? There's impressive, there's incredibly impressive, and then there's that.
Now, the pair will of course be returning to our screens in just a few short months — #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2 is set to debut in May 2017 — but from the sounds of it...
A 'Rocket Raccoon And Groot' Movie Might Well Still Be Likely
That, at least, is what Vin Diesel (the voice of Groot himself) suggested in a recent interview with Screen Junkies. Having been asked whether there was any chance of seeing Groot team up with the likes of Spider-Man in the near future, Diesel's only response was:
"I think if it's up to James Gunn, you're going to see a Groot/Rocket movie. After 'Infinity Wars,' it’s highly possible."
Which, it seems, might just suggest that Guardians franchise director #JamesGunn has more plans for a Rocket Raccoon and Groot movie than he's currently letting on. The big question now, though?
Could A Rocket Raccoon And Groot Movie Actually Happen?
Well, yes, it very much could. After all, we don't yet have much of an idea of what the state of the #MCU'll be like in the wake of #AvengersInfinityWar, making it entirely possible that #Marvel will opt to skip the third #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy movie in favor of a spin-off featuring the series' two most popular heroes. After all, if the likes of Star-Lord, Drax and Gamora were to somehow find themselves either dead, or hanging around on Earth, it may well make far more narrative sense to give the team's most merchandising-friendly pairing a shot at their own franchise.
Or, alternatively, it's entirely possible that Vin Diesel is just being blindly optimistic, and is in fact basing this whole thing off of some sort of throwaway conversation with James Gunn in which the director said that he'd "love to make a Groot movie someday, Vin, now would you please get back in the recording booth and say "I am Groot" in Farsi?"
Either way, it can't hurt to dream a little.
What do you think, though? Would you like to see a Rocket Raccoon and Groot movie, or should they stick with the Guardians? Let us know below!