Marvel confirms Vin Diesel as Groot

Star officially joins Guardians Of The Galaxy

It’s been an open secret for months that Vin Diesel would be part of Guardians Of The Galaxy, (thanks largely to Diesel’s big mouth) and Marvel has now officially confirmed him as the voice of anthropomorphic tree, Groot.

True to form, the star has posted a picture of himself cuddling up to a model of the character, while director James Gunn has also had a word or two to share on the news.

“Yep it is completely official, and he’s amazing,” confirmed Gunn. “I never knew someone could say 'I AM GROOT' so many different ways and with such feeling (and that sounds like I’m kidding but I’m not!)”

Diesel is the latest addition to an eclectically starry cast, featuring the likes of Benicio del Toro, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close, to name but a few.

Directed by Gunn, Guardians Of The Galaxy will open in the UK on 1 August 2014.

Is Diesel a good pick for the role? Tell us, below!


    • marvelboy

      Dec 23rd 2013, 9:25

      I couldn't really care who plays Groot, but I'm loving the model of Groot he looks better than I could have hope still waiting for Rocket Rac**n picture but if he looks half as good as this small model of Groot then I'm happy

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 23rd 2013, 11:10

      Ridiculous that its taken this long to announce Vin's involvement, Marvel should of done this at Comic Con.

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