It looks like James Gunn’s team of cosmic misfits will be joining Thor in the near future. According to Comicbook’s Brandon Davis, the Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder.
During a press junket for Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot, the actor revealed the information to Davis. Fans of the MCU heavily speculated that the team would make an appearance in the film after Thor left Earth with the Guardians in Avengers: Endgame. Diesel explained that director Taika Watiti himself told him this.
It is likely that Thor was initially meant to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but after Gunn signed on for The Suicide Squad, this caused Thor: Love and Thunder to be released first.
However, this was not all Diesel revealed during the interview. According to the actor, fans will see a new version of the fan-favorite character Groot. Thus far, fans have seen Baby Groot, Teen Groot, and Adult Groot, but Diesel explained fans will now see a form called Alpha Groot. It is not yet known what this means for the character as no such form has ever appeared in the comics, but it will be exciting to see Groot’s character evolve once more.
For Davis’ full interview with Diesel check out the video linked below:
Taika Waititi is going to use the Guardians of the Galaxy in Thor 4.
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) March 9, 2020
As of now, it is not currently known how large of a role the Guardians will play in Thor: Love and Thunder. It is possible this will be more akin to Doctor Strange’s cameo in Thor: Ragnarok as opposed to Tony Stark’s role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Nonetheless, it will be exciting to see how Watiti handles the characters and how they will interact with Thor’s corner of the MCU.
Are you excited to see the Guardians of the Galaxy appear in Thor: Love and Thunder? What do think Alpha Groot will look like? Let us know in the comments below!
Thor: Love and Thunder releases in theaters on November 5, 2021.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, and Taika Waititi.
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