With the third and final Guardians of the Galaxy film underway with production we will probably see and hear coming from the band of outer space misfits who reluctantly became heroes. We can expect to see a number of surprising and possibly even shocking story beats and a number of character appearances nobody saw coming.
One thing that most fans probably won’t expect would be for the character Groot, the living plant being that is known only for saying “I am Groot“, to say more that his usual phrase. The character, voiced by Fast and Furious actor Vin Diesel, only speaks in that phrase and his fellow Guardian member, Rocket Raccoon, is usually seen as his translator.
Groot first appeared in Tales on Asronish #13 in 1960 as a more antagonistic creature as during this era on Marvel there were a number of Giant Monster stories. He later reappeared in The Incredible Hulk and The Sensational Spider-Man he eventually joined the rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy in 2008 and has since become more of a hero than a monster.
The only time the character said anything else was in the 3rd act of the first film saying “We are Groot” as his sentimental “Last Words” before sacrificing himself, but he ends up growing back over the gorse of the future MCU films.
Vin Diesel just posted on his Instagram that he is currently in the recording studio to record lines for the 3rd film:
Now they already have multiple films with him preforming that same line so they could have saved a penny and re-used archived audio. So this could either be him just recording more “I am Groot“, or perhaps he will finally be saying more than his usual three words? It would be a very interesting twist for their final outing, and James Gunn has teased some BIG surprises. So only time will tell.
What do you think? Will Groot still just be saying his usual catch phrase or will he finally speak more?
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