Marvel have finally made it official that Vin Diesel will voice the fan favourite character Groot in director James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The the big reveal came just hours after the “Fast and the Furious” star posted a photo of himself posing with a detailed bust of Groot in his Facebook. Diesel had been dying to tell us he was doing something for Marvel for a while now. With it becoming clear by mid-August that he was up for the role of Groot after fans initially speculated Diesel could be voicing Avengers baddies Ultron and then Vision.
While Marvel’s press release states only that Diesel will “lend his booming voice to the role,” the actor released a video in October that showed him practicing walking on stilts, So maybe he’s doing a little motion-capture work for guardians too? In the video, he revealed he has just one line of dialogue in the film. Sounds like Groot to me alright.
“I am Groot!”
Coming to us in 2014, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” also stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime.