The star and director James Gunn are the only ones who get to read it

By Will Robinson
Updated September 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: Marvel Studios

Groot is a man of few words — five, in fact: “I am,” “we are,” and “Groot.” That’s not quite what the space tree is saying, as his raccoon pal Rocket knows. So what’s the true meaning behind the inflection variations? Only Vin Diesel and James Gunn know.

The director shared a copy of a secret “Groot Version” of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 screenplay on Friday. And it’s only for the eyes of two people, according to the front page: star Diesel, and Gunn.

“The special Groot version of #GotGVol2 that only Vin Diesel & I have, where every Groot line is printed in English,” Gunn said in his tweet.

Diesel and Gunn discussed the movie and Groot during a Facebook Live session on the Fast & Furious star’s page. The former just watched footage from the film, which floored him. “I need a minute here, guys,” Diesel said. “The first word that comes to mind is ‘necessary.'”

Guardians opens May 5, 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • James Gunn