CONFIRMED: Vin Diesel In Talks To Voice 'GROOT' In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Following the Fast and the Furious actor's subtle Facebook post, reliable sources now confirm that Vin Diesel is in negotiations to voice Groot in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/11/2013
It was a hasty, precise post on Facebook back in June that first revealed Vin Diesel was in talks with Marvel Studios for an unspecified role in one of their upcoming cinematic outings. And while the Riddick star boasted at the San Diego Comic-Con last month that a big announcement about his involvement was forthcoming, Diesel took to his social network (yet again) earlier today and updated his cover photo hinting that he was joining Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation. And sources of Deadline now confirm that Vin Diesel is negotiations to lend his gravelly voice to Groot, the sentient tree creature and charter member of the Guardians team. What do you think?



“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is directed by James Gunn from his screenplay, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, and the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The all-star cast includes 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, Karen Gillan as Nebula, two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro as The Collector, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated for August 1, 2014!
Source: Deadline
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Oreos91 - 8/11/2013, 8:27 PM
So no to Thanos then.
Praetorian - 8/11/2013, 8:29 PM
[frick] yes!!! He's perfect for Groot
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 8:32 PM
Oh SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 8:33 PM
I wish he could do mo cap too.
TheManFromMars - 8/11/2013, 8:34 PM
I AM RIDDICKGROOT!
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 8:34 PM
i have a question for people who saw the guardians footage, how did Chris pratt look as Star lord and did we get a glimpse of him wearing his mask
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 8:37 PM
ezio619

He looked awesome in the role and no mask.
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 8:39 PM
Mrcbm56- really, thats good to hear, thats weird because i read from a few sources that in the ation montage part of the footage, you see him the mask dualwielding his guns, oh well i hope we see him in the mask
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 8:40 PM
But I'm confused.

Why the [frick] was Diesel talking about Vision, and why was Kevin Feige saying his role is so far down the line we may never talk about it any time soon if its only a year away. WTF?
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 8:41 PM
ezio

Hmmmm, maybe. The action montage was really fast paced, could've missed it. But as far as Chris Pratt as star lord, you have nothing to worry about ;)
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 8:42 PM
MrCbm56-i think its because maybe they were discussing and deciding on role for him and werent sure which role to give him
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 8:43 PM
Mrcbm56- thats good, i love all of them but star lord is the man in my eyes
DaenerysTargaryen - 8/11/2013, 8:43 PM
They told the Iron Giant he could become anything....so he became a tree

:P
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 8:46 PM
Mrcbm- can you name the things you remember from the action montage and also some of you favorite moments from the footage
TheManFromMars - 8/11/2013, 8:49 PM


Spidey91 - 8/11/2013, 8:51 PM
I have a question: I'm not too familiar with the Guardians, does Groot say anything else besides "I am Groot"?
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 8:57 PM
ezio

My favorite part was when we got the reveal of Groot and Rocket. But some action stuff I saw was when Star lord is chasing some blue alien type guy down a Hall and eventually tackling him, Rocket punching two guards, Drax hitting some guy REALLY [frick]ing hard it knocks him out cold, one other part is when gamora has a knife coming towards her but she wakes up just in time right before it happens. Some really cool shit and the acting was superb, visual effects were nicely done for only 13 days of filming, and the choreography and cinematography was fantastic.
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 8:58 PM
spidey91- he only says"i am Groot" but people can understand him because its an alien language
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 9:00 PM
Spidey91

Those are really the only words he says because since he's a tree, his vocal chords are tangled and really stiff so when he tries to speak, those are the only words he says. But don't worry, it's not about what he says its how he says it. Depending on the situation, he can say "I am Groot" really angry, sad, or happy.
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 9:02 PM
mrcbm56-i am sorry about hthis, i am just fricking excited, you cant believe it, ummm.does chris pratt have the tranchcoat he had in the concept art that was released and when you djimon hounsou and the other kree guards, do have makeup and if they do , what do they look like
Tony93 - 8/11/2013, 9:04 PM
well duh
Jollem - 8/11/2013, 9:04 PM
diesel of the galaxy
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 9:05 PM
ezio

It's cool man. But we didn't see Hounsou charecter. Just random alien/space guards and the makeup and designs looks great although you could tell there was CG to be added. And yeah, Pratt had that same coat.
Jollem - 8/11/2013, 9:07 PM
hounsou was good in In America
Spidey91 - 8/11/2013, 9:09 PM
oh I see,even thou it's just one single phrase he still can emote, I was just asking because it would be a shame to have the exact same line delivery repeated over and over :P
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 9:09 PM
cool, thanks so much man, i love the idea of the guardians as a ragtag group of rogues who become heroes, it makes them SO different from The Avengers
Jollem - 8/11/2013, 9:12 PM
"it would be a shame to have the exact same line delivery repeated over and over"

*looks at rdjr.*



settle. i had to :D
JatevinM - 8/11/2013, 9:16 PM
That is such waisted casting
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 9:16 PM
mrcbm56-how does pratt deliver the middle finger scnene, cause i have heard mixed reaction on it, for some people it sold them on pratt ,while for thoers it didnt
TerminalVoyd - 8/11/2013, 9:21 PM
At Spidey91

He used to back when the character was introduced in 1960 (yes, Groot predates The Fantastic Four). The most popular iteration from '06 on has pretty much remained constant. Though if you ask Black Bolt's psycho brother Maximus, Groot is saying a whole lot (after all, Groot is pretty much a certified genius and royalty). We just can't hear it. Of course, Maximus is as utterly bat-shit crazy as Groot is brilliant so... yeah, you decide.
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 9:21 PM
ezio

It was absolutely brilliant. At first I was like, what is he doing, then it took an unexpected turn with the middle finger and I lost it. Funny shit! Hall H lost it!! I don't know where the mixed reviews are coming from, it was very entertaining.
mawilli4 - 8/11/2013, 9:22 PM
dear god no. Groot should not sound like a street racer. we need an actual voice actor for this role!
Jollem - 8/11/2013, 9:24 PM
um...vin IS a voice actor. see: The Iron Giant
Jolt17 - 8/11/2013, 9:25 PM
So, that "different love story" (of sorts) he talked about...is between him and Rocket Raccoon?
ezio619 - 8/11/2013, 9:25 PM
mrcbm56-did did'HOOKED ON A FEELING' playing in the background fit the tone of the footage that was shown and how would you describe the tone from what you have seen ,james gunn has said this will have high stakes drama and its a space adventure film but i wanna know your thoughts, this will be my last question so i dont annoy you
Jollem - 8/11/2013, 9:27 PM
voiced the riddick games and cartoon...
MrCBM56 - 8/11/2013, 9:32 PM
ezio

It fitted perfectly. It showed that the movie will be very fun and adventurous while also very humorous. You have NOTHING to worry about. ;)
TheKingsHead - 8/11/2013, 9:33 PM
Now we need a Raccoon confirmation.
JDUKE25 - 8/11/2013, 9:33 PM
Cool I guess.
CPBuff22 - 8/11/2013, 9:34 PM
Before he blew himself up in Annihilation Conquest to destroy the Phalanx Babel Spire Groot had a full vocabulary. It was only after his regrowth that he could/would only respond with "I Am Groot".

At the time the Guardians of the Galaxy are formed by Peter Quill, Groot still had his full vocabulary.
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