The Marvel Cinematic Universe is chock full of heroes, but few have endeared themselves to audiences quite like Vin Diesel's Groot. The walking and talking tree from Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will make his next MCU appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, and to celebrate that release, Diesel decided to personally surprise a lucky Marvel fan as Groot and deliver some cool toys. Check out the video of the encounter below!
With less than two weeks to go until the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, that "lucky fan" won a delivery of Marvel merchandise from the studio. To help deliver the gifts and get her into the proper Marvel spirit, Vin Diesel (sporting a delightfully nerdy Riddick T-shirt, no less) decided to show up with an awesome Groot-themed mask and a Groot plush toy. If you are one of the many people who is currently looking forward to the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, then this might make you incredibly jealous.
One other thing that this video briefly takes a moment to address is the fact that Groot will not be a baby anymore in Avengers: Infinity War. Vin Diesel specifically refers to the latest incarnation of the character as "Teenage Groot" (who apparently still has an affinity for video games in the new film), which means that we will continue to see the young, brash, and somewhat rude version of the character who gave Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) a hard time during one of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's many post-credits scenes.
Of course, we will have to wait and see how sassy teenage Groot continues to evolve during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, because he is about to encounter some characters who are unlike anything or anyone that he has seen before. Specifically, Teen Groot may spend quite a bit of time with Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) in addition to Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) in Avengers: Infinity War, as the God of Thunder may still be recovering from an encounter with Thanos (Josh Brolin) when the Guardians find him floating through space. We haven't seen much formal interplay between Thor, Groot and Rocket just yet, but after the comedy of films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok, we cannot wait to see what happens when these characters get together.
Vin Diesel will once again bring his vocal chops to the role of Groot later this month when Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on April 27. Make sure to check the film out when it finally debuts, and head over to CinemaBlend's full 2018 movie premiere guide to check out all of the other films set to hit the big screen this year!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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