By Mandela Wells

Vin Diesel is officially set to once again voice the role of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  The news was confirmed by James Gunn himself when answering some fan questions on Facebook. Groot was a unique character in last summers hit marvel film where the only dialogue spoken by this character were the words “I am Groot.”

Guardians of the Galaxy’s ending is what lead to the speculation of possible recasting. Gunn was asked last year if the Baby Groot at “Guardians” ending was indeed the real Groot, or a progeny. Gunn was very coy with his answer, making it unclear if the Groot heading into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was going to be the one audiences remembered. However with Diesel’s return it seems we will still be seeing the same old tree branch character that is Groot.