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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

A-list actors are supposed to be "bankable stars", so it makes sense that directors/producers would want one in their movie. But Vin Diesel wasn't the first to audition for the role, as revealed by ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

Remember that Vin Diesel was the voice actor for the Iron Giant in The Iron Giant (1999), and it was a great role which his unique voice suited, so we know that Vin Diesel is not just an A List actor ...
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What happened to Groot at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy?

The original Groot is dead and Baby Groot is his offspring So I went home and did some research and found that James Gunn writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 has made comments on the subject. ...
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What God do Gamora and Nebula believe in?

It's just an idiom; it doesn't necessarily mean they believe in an actual God. Indeed, we have no real reason to assume they are speaking English in the first place. We know for a fact that the Kree ...
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I am Groot? translation: Is there an English translation for all of Groot’s dialogues?

James Gunn confirmed the existence of it in his tweet: The special Groot version of #GotGVol2 that only Vin Diesel & I have, where every Groot line is printed in English. As per Gunn, only Vin ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

I think Vin Diesel was a good choice. Let’s not forget that much of what an actor does comes in the form of how he says his lines. Most of communication occurs outside of just words. Much of that is ...
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How did Peter Quill know where the Power Stone was, even if he didn't know *what* it was?

Peter was commissioned to retrieve the orb for whoever The Broker's client was, it seems likely that The Broker told Peter where to find it. The Broker: Mr. Quill. Peter Quill: Broker. The orb. As ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

Vin Diesel has experience as a low-vocabulary voice actor. Vin Diesel plays D&D. Vin Diesel talks about his being Groot in this video, says something about how Groot needs a "formidable voice." ...
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What is the significance of the number 12 in the MCU?

There is no significance, and it doesn't seem to be a running gag either. As per this twitter conversation between a fan and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn; "Hey @JamesGunn was Star ...
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How can Infinity Stones be handled by humans but almost killed Peter Quill?

I believe that destructive effect is only for the Power Stone. All the others are held without a problem multiple times as you pointed out in many MCU films. But when someone as strong as Thanos ...
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What God do Gamora and Nebula believe in?

If they do believe, that's undetermined, but it doesn't have to imply any belief, at all. "Oh my God" has evolved into a fairly common epithet in modern American English use. When used that way, it ...
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Travel in Guardians of the Galaxy

They are probably using Wormholes. Throughout both movies, our heroes refer to distances of travel as “jumps.” It’s never really explained what they mean by this, but based on the sequences of this ...
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Why would Groot protecting the other Guardians kill him?

I found this on MCU wiki page about Groot: Groot sacrificed himself by forming his body into a protective crash sphere to save the other Guardians, allowing them to survive a crash from low orbit, ...
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Why does Groot freeze still when Drax looks at him

Director gave the answer himself, from comicbook.com “There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot was dancing to 'Livin’ Thing' by ELO,” said Gunn. “And it wasn’t such ...
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What was the reason behind Ronan's name?

The answer is on Wikipedia: Ronan was born on the planet Hala, the capital of the Kree Empire in the Greater Magellanic Cloud. Ronan later joined the Accuser Corps, who are the Kree equivalent of ...
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What was meant by Groot saying 'We are Groot'?

Groot is a hyper-intelligent, tree-like organism from the species Flora colossus native to the planet X. While he possesses human level intellect, Groot's robust and heavyweight physiology causes the ...
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Why did the Guardians of the Galaxy trust Xandar to safely store the Orb?

I think there is logic behind leaving the stone on Xandar. Here are a few thoughts: The stone is already there. Choosing another place automatically begs the question of whether it’s worth the effort ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

In addition to the excellent answer by Oliver_C: In theater, there is a very famous scene in the play "Cyrano De Bergerac" in which the titular character repeats a single word over and over (twenty ...
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Who beheaded the celestial that became knowhere?

In the MCU... We don't know After all, what kind of being is powerful enough to take down and dismember a Celestial? Logically, another Celestial or equally (if not greater) powered entity. Few if ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

For big budget films and from a business perspective big name stars are a good way to help ensure a good return on investment. Also consider that Vin Diesel has a fairly well defined persona which ...
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Travel in Guardians of the Galaxy

In terms of average speed, its very fast. Hundreds of light years an hour Apparently (according to James Gunn) GotG takes place in the Andromeda galaxy. Andromeda is approximately 220,000 light ...
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Why did the Guardians of the Galaxy trust Xandar to safely store the Orb?

While Xandar was not 100% safe from the sneak attack by Ronan, the main danger was Ronan and the Power Stone. If we remove them from the equation, the attack would have hurt many civilians, but the ...
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Why are Xandarians in a hurry to get to nothing at all?

He's merely being insulting about Xandarian society. Xandar seems to be an advanced, wealthy, industrial civilization, with a strong rule of law. From Rocket's point of view, as an outsider on the ...
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Why would Groot protecting the other Guardians kill him?

To expand on other's answers here, we don't know the full extent of Groot's regenerative capabilities. We DO know that he can regrow smaller parts quite quickly, but it takes him a little bit of time ...
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Did Groot's arm grow back in a minute?

Yes, he can. As we have seen, Groot extends his arm to make a handle for the stormbreaker. So, it is obvious that he can also regrow his arm. We have also seen that Groot turns into an enormous ...
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Why did Starlord's body start to disintegrate while holding an infinity stone?

Peter's half human as well as Celestial. Note that the Collector's servant girl essentially exploded almost immediately on grabbing the Power stone and Peter lasted a fair bit longer, long enough for ...
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Which galaxy does the name "Guardians of the Galaxy" refer to?

The title is just generic and obvioulsy ties directly to the comic. It doesn't have to refer to a specific galaxy but it scans slightly better than "Guardians of the Galaxies". For an official word....
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Could Slither (2006) be considered canon in the MCU?

I think that's more a case of James Gunn referencing his earlier work (as well as other stuff), and not canon, after all, they didn't "win" in Slither, the parasite survived, leaving the possibility ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

As far as I understand it - Diesel was in talks to star in Inhumans; but when Marvel saw the fan reaction to him joining the MCU, they didn't want to wait that long; and started looking for a role he ...
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