'Thor: Love and Thunder' will feature Guardians of the Galaxy and Groot's getting a new look, says Vin Diesel
Actor Vin Diesel has confirmed a piece of news that would come as a delight to Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy fans. Peter Quill and his squad of cosmic superheroes will be seen in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'. The fourth installment of the Thor series has been getting a steady stream of updates with the last one confirming Christian Bale as the villain.
Last we saw of the Guardians, Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and the team had attended Tony Stark/ Iron Man's funeral in the final minutes of 'Avengers: Endgame'. They later started searching for the missing 2014 Gamora (Zoe Saldana) when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) joins the team and hilariously dubs the team as "Asgardians of the Galaxy", while also engaging in playful banter with Quill as to who would lead the team.
Talking to Comicbook, Diesel while promoting his latest superhero flick 'Bloodshot' said he was excited for James Gunn to "knock this one out of the park". He also added, "He took 'The Suicide Squad' so he's about to embark on it. Thor will also, the director talked to me about Thor will incorporate some of the Guardians of the Galaxy. That'll be very interesting, nobody knows, maybe I shouldn't have said anything."
The 'Fast & Furious' star also called his character Groot's final form as "Alpha Groot", a fan-favorite since the 'Guardians' debut, the tree superhero also played an instrumental role in 'Avengers: Infinity War' using one of its hands as the handle for Thor's Stormbreaker.
With 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3' getting delayed with Gunn shooting DC's 'The Suicide Squad', it does look like 'Love and Thunder' will come in first. The initial release is planned for November 5, 2021, with Taika Waititi returning to helm the project. Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman will reprise their roles as Thor, Valkyrie and Jane Foster respectively.