Thor, Rocket and the teenager Groot will experience their own story arc in Avengers: Infinity War.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the trio will "team up for much of Infinity War, venturing through the galaxy on a mission to stop Thanos."
The tease about the three characters' imminent adventure accompanied a new look at them on one of a series of 15 EW covers featuring 22 of the film's heroes. On their cover, the intergalactic trio is front and center, hinting at the connection they will share in the movie.
The depth of their camaraderie will likely go beyond simply bonding while traveling together across the galaxy. It's long been teased that the adolescent Groot will find a new mentor in the anticipated ensemble film, and recent revelations indicate the sentient tree may very well sacrifice a part of himself to forge Thor's post-Mjolnir weapon.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War releases April 27 and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Paul Bettany as the Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.