Over the weekend at Brazil's CCXP convention, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 actor Vin Diesel hinted at a big screen throwdown between Groot and the Hulk. While this may have been wishful thinking on the part of the actor, it's also possible that this could be one of the first hints at how the Guardians will touch Avengers: Infinity War.
“I know that, somewhere in the universe, you are going to see Groot and Hulk battle," Diesel told ScreenJunkies. "You can write it somewhere. You are going to see that poster: Hulk vs. Groot.”
Diesel also gave some insight into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn's plans for how to follow up on his upcoming sequel in the post-Avengers: Infinity War landscape, saying "I think if it's up to James Gunn, you're going to see a Rocket & Groot movie."
Gunn has played coy about directing a third Guardians of the Galaxy film - could that be because his plans call for something that would operate under a different title, like a spin-off for the franchise's fan favorite dynamic duo?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due out in theaters May 5, 2017, with Avengers: Infinity War following a year later on May 4, 2018.