Marvel Entertainment
Devan Coggan
August 26, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Groot returns!

Answering fan questions on Facebook, James Gunn confirmed that Vin Diesel will be back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as everyone’s favorite space tree.

It’s not exactly clear what Groot will look like in Vol. 2, as when we last saw the enormous humanoid tree, he was reduced to a tiny (dancing) sprout. Diesel recorded countless versions of Groot’s signature phrase (“I am Groot”) for the original, even saying his lines in French, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portugese, and Mandarin.

(Originally, the Facebook commenter asked if Vin Diesel would be appearing in “GOTG3,” but he soon clarified that it was a typo, and Gunn was quick to shut down rumors of a confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters on May 5, 2017. 

Marvel Entertainment

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