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Diesel says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to be in next 'Avengers'

Vin Diesel at a premiere in New York.

Vin Diesel at a premiere in New York.  (The Associated Press)

The actor who voices the talking tree in "Guardians of the Galaxy" let it slip that his Marvel superhero team will sprout up in "Avengers: Infinity War."

Vin Diesel teased during a Facebook Live video Friday that the intergalactic do-gooders will be part of the third "Avengers" movie.

The "Infinity War" installment is expected to unite several Marvel characters from across 18 films.

Diesel, the star of "Fast & Furious," portrayed extraterrestrial Groot in 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy" alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper.

Diesel called the planned "Avengers" mash-up "incredibly exciting."

A spokeswoman for "Avengers" studio Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is scheduled to launch May 5, 2017, while "Infinity War" is set for release May 4, 2018.