Vin Diesel Talks Groot; Says He Was Originally In Talks To Star In A New "Phase 3" Marvel Movie

Revealing that he originally talked to Marvel about starring in one of their new "Phase 3" franchises, Vin Diesel goes on to talk more about playing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, revealing that he will be providing both the voice and motion capture for the character. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/27/2013
In the following video interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Vin Diesel talks in detail about playing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, but reveals something even more interesting about Marvel's "Phase 3" plans. As it turns out, he originally met with the studio to discuss starring in a new IP (intellectual property) which would have been released in 2016 or 2017 and kicked off the next wave of movies. What that could be is anyone's guess, but it sounds like the Riddick star will be fully committing to the role of Groot by providing his voice and motion capture. Check out the interview below and then be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!


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DCMarvelFreshman - 8/27/2013, 4:04 PM
Good stuff! Interesting they're talking about using Vin for motion capture too.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/27/2013, 4:06 PM
I wonder what the movie could've been that he was originally in talks for??
wallhead - 8/27/2013, 4:12 PM
Boooo. He should have stuck to the original plan. Marvel could have gotten
anyone to say i am groot. Meh.
koolaidbag - 8/27/2013, 4:13 PM
@0megaDaGod Dang it, don't throw theories that make that much sense out there!!!!!!!
marvel72 - 8/27/2013, 4:14 PM
maybe luke cage in phase 3.
Kiltman - 8/27/2013, 4:15 PM
Maybe someone in The Inhumans?
Amazing512 - 8/27/2013, 4:16 PM
@Kiltman Black Bolt?
Amazing512 - 8/27/2013, 4:16 PM
So...is he playing Groot or not...?
TheWolverine08 - 8/27/2013, 4:18 PM
PHASE 3!
Orphix - 8/27/2013, 4:18 PM
and if he is doing Groot how can he be doing mocap when principle photography is over halfway through??
MrCBM56 - 8/27/2013, 4:18 PM
Black panther? Anyways, Mo-Cap=[frick]ING AWESOME1

NostalgicYouth - 8/27/2013, 4:19 PM
I think they'll try and do something where Vin will voice groot but with have another roll for him in phase three, considering he'll only say only three things in the movie. They wouldn't waist a well known actor like that, or would they?
DelTorite - 8/27/2013, 4:19 PM
He can still star in another role.
gambgel - 8/27/2013, 4:21 PM
Interesting how Marvel chose actors from Fast and Furious and Hangover to voice these characters.

From all the talented actors out there, they choose actors from those franchises. Curious. :)
TheBeard - 8/27/2013, 4:22 PM
I could picture him playing Dormammu
ForeverPowerful - 8/27/2013, 4:22 PM
I cannot wait for this movie. Vin will be awesome as Groot.

When was he confirmed? Did I miss something?
ForeverPowerful - 8/27/2013, 4:24 PM
I know he posted the picture up on Facebook, I didnt know if that was just Vin teasing us or not.
Highflyer - 8/27/2013, 4:25 PM
I really can't wait for this movie.
wookiefit76 - 8/27/2013, 4:26 PM
Great! Watch as everyone now comes and says he should have been Vision or Panther, and what a waste it was for him not to be either.

I like him as Groot. Can't really see him playing anyone else.
Vonkrieg - 8/27/2013, 4:27 PM
He will play Thing in Marvel's FF reboot after Fox fails to deliver:)
Inhuman - 8/27/2013, 4:27 PM
Vin Diesel would be a great Namor. Its a shame Universal has the rights to Namor for no apparent reason -___-
ETPHHM1 - 8/27/2013, 4:28 PM
Beta Ray Bill i know he would did a good job and it might turned into a Thanos Imperative storyline movie
NostalgicYouth - 8/27/2013, 4:28 PM
Damn autocorrect *will *role
McNyagano - 8/27/2013, 4:30 PM
My body is Ready xD



RocketRaccoon - 8/27/2013, 4:30 PM
Hey guys this is my partner Groot!
Omarvls - 8/27/2013, 4:32 PM

Most anticipated Comic Book Movie in the next 5 years
(including World's Finest/Age of Ultron)

DioFoRio - 8/27/2013, 4:34 PM
they could still use him for something in the future.
Demongod20 - 8/27/2013, 4:38 PM
I still want him in phase 3 as another character. I mean all he's going to do in GOTG is say "I am Groot" and he isn't going to be showing his face. No ones gona be confused if he shows up as Villian/Hero later down the road in a future Marvel movie.
AnotherSinisterClone - 8/27/2013, 4:38 PM
why cant u ever just write N transcribe the quote so we dont have to watch a fcukin video.
SnapperCarr - 8/27/2013, 4:39 PM
Black Bolt was the first thing that came to mind when I read the title of this article.
MrReese - 8/27/2013, 4:40 PM
Did not know bout the motion cap suit.I thought he would just do the voice over & we'd get a full CGI Groot.
TheWolverine08 - 8/27/2013, 4:43 PM
@McNyagano I'm ready too bro!
Omarvls - 8/27/2013, 4:45 PM
@MrReese
Do you see that as good news or not?
Demongod20 - 8/27/2013, 4:45 PM
@ Inhuman

They have a reason for having him. Marvel didn't buy him back when they bought back Hulk, Thor, and Captain America from Universal. I'm 100% sure the rights will revert back to Marvel. Universal won't waste time on making a Namor movie because they know a stand alone Namor movie won't be successful and they aren’t' going to take the time to popularize him. They are going to sit on him until the rights revert or wait until Marvel makes an offer to buy him like they did with the others.
MarvelKnight - 8/27/2013, 4:46 PM
The guy is a TERRIBLE ACTOR so this role will be perfect for him, Groot only says 3 words.
Indy - 8/27/2013, 4:49 PM
o man I wish his fans didn't push get him in one of the movie so fast he could of been something why much cooler than a talking tree o well.
Space - 8/27/2013, 4:51 PM
McNyagano - 8/27/2013, 4:52 PM
@TheWolverine08

We still have a year to go though :'(
GodzillaKart - 8/27/2013, 4:55 PM
Vin was fantastic as the voice of The Iron Giant. I think he will be great as groot.
Indy - 8/27/2013, 4:56 PM
I guess he can still be something else in phase 3 and play as groot Right??
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