'I Am Groot' Dialogue Sold Vin Diesel On Voicing the Character In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Teasing something that “translates” in the third act of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel talks voicing Groot, while more is revealed about Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon. Check it out

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/20/2014
“Involving Vin Diesel in this is great fun,” said Kevin Feige of the Fast and the Furious star voicing Groot, via Guardians of the Galaxy press notes. “He is an unbelievably passionate guy. When I called him and asked if he would be interested in playing a character that’s a tree and says only three words, without hesitation he said, ‘I’m in.’” For Diesel, Groot’s one-line of dialogue is what sold him on the tree-like humanoid. “How they were able to reinforce the theme, the meaning and the message of the whole movie in one line of character dialogue impressed me,” explained the actor. “And how that line translates in the third act is really going to be something that allows the audience to feel like they are part of this world and understand the stakes a what the characters are going through.” Guardians director James Gunn added that, although Groot can only communicate with three words, “his story breaks your heart.”

Turning to Rocket Raccoon, whose only “true friend” in the movie is Groot, Guardians of the Galaxy producer Kevin Feige says the most important thing was that the cybernetically enhanced raccoon doesn't seem cartoonish. “We had designed the character and it looked awesome,” he said.
“So it really came down to see who fit the part best and it included Bradley Cooper’s scenes with [Robert] DeNiro in Silver Lining Playbook. It was very cool and very real, and the fact that we actually got him to do the film is just one of those wonderful things.” According to Cooper, the process of lending his voice to the character was all new for him and a learning experience. “There’s a lot of humor and a lot of heart in this movie,” said the Academy Award-nominated actor. “All the relationships are very clear and emotional and the stakes are obviously high and with the flavor of James Gunn, it has a comedic appeal to it. I think people are going to be blown away by how unique and fresh this film is.” What do you think?



Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film opens August 1, 2014.
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NightWatcher - 3/20/2014, 7:08 AM
Spidey10 - 3/20/2014, 9:14 AM
I cant wait to see this movie
anthonyEstark - 3/20/2014, 9:15 AM
Can't wait for this, Rocket and Groot make an awesome team.
ThePowerCosmic - 3/20/2014, 9:16 AM
I am Groot too!
ALmazing - 3/20/2014, 9:16 AM
Groot looks amazing, I can't to see more of him... cant wait to see this movie... Ooga-Chaka Ooga-Ooga Ooga-Chaka.
marvel72 - 3/20/2014, 9:16 AM
oh man,this my most anticipated comic book movie of 2014,i hope its good.

i believe captain america the winter soldier will be comic book movie of the year.
Chloefornication - 3/20/2014, 9:16 AM
He is Groot.
Xuperthorman - 3/20/2014, 9:18 AM
Totally excited!!!!
Xuperthorman - 3/20/2014, 9:19 AM
What about Thanos???
Jarvisjackrabbit - 3/20/2014, 9:19 AM
I realized this past weekend how big this movie cold be when two of my sons, when watching Star Wars fot the first time, repeatedly expressed their disappointment that Rocket Raccoon was not in the film.
MrCBM56 - 3/20/2014, 9:20 AM
I'm most excited to see Groot. Even more than Rocket.
MrBatmor - 3/20/2014, 9:21 AM
This movie might have the best cgi we have ever seen!!
MrBatmor - 3/20/2014, 9:23 AM
And I still think bradley Cooper is gonna have a cameo as nova and vin is gonna be thanos
SecretWarrior - 3/20/2014, 9:23 AM
Cautiously optimistic that this movie will out "star wars" star wars lol
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/20/2014, 9:30 AM
Cool!!! When are we going to listen to him??

YOSS WHAT THE HELL IS THIS???????
MrCBM56 - 3/20/2014, 9:30 AM
Yoss WHAT THE [frick]?!
loki668 - 3/20/2014, 9:34 AM
*looks down at the mushrooms in salad*

Uh, Yoss.........?
fortycals - 3/20/2014, 9:42 AM
@yoss
I don't think every one is seeing the potential behind that gif. Oh the possibilities.
Kyos - 3/20/2014, 9:44 AM
It's the Corinthian's cousin, and she likes ice cream. Obviously.

Also can't wait for GOTG - I'm actually excited about all the characters, with Groot and Quill slightly in the lead!
Starfox - 3/20/2014, 9:45 AM
Yoss
Daaafuq?
batz11 - 3/20/2014, 9:46 AM
“He is an unbelievably passionate guy. When I called him and asked if he would be interested in playing a character that’s a tree and says only three words AND playing our biggest villain, Thanos, without hesitation he said, ‘I’m in.’”

MercwithMouth - 3/20/2014, 9:48 AM
@yoss

Isn't that Miley before the surgery?

[frick], when does August get here? I need this movie...
JediPhilosopher - 3/20/2014, 9:48 AM
7 mouths I bet. One in each ear and....
MercwithMouth - 3/20/2014, 9:49 AM
Lol @batz

If only...
OpticBlastWins - 3/20/2014, 9:49 AM
You sir are lying. MARVEL sold Diesel on Groot. That is all
ATrueHero1987 - 3/20/2014, 9:49 AM
Ready for this movie & it's potential!
JediPhilosopher - 3/20/2014, 9:49 AM
Oops, I forgot the nostrils. Make that 9. :P
ezio619 - 3/20/2014, 9:50 AM
this movie isnt going to be deep with themes and symbolism and stuff like that but it seems to be deep in emotion and character, the rlationships and thats what i want out of a moviefirst and foremost
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 9:50 AM
Yay, Thanos/Diesel rumor will not die!

Come on, Thanos will be in this as much as he was in Avengers. Move along.
JediPhilosopher - 3/20/2014, 9:51 AM
Vin Diesel said "One line? You mean I don't even have to remember more than three words? This part was made for me!" lol
tomasocelot - 3/20/2014, 9:51 AM
it could have also been that since that crappy fast n furious franchise is finally coming to a end he needs to start looking for his next pay check. Lets face it he is smart enough to know that this movie will be getting a sequel and possible cameo jobs.
JediPhilosopher - 3/20/2014, 9:52 AM
Gene Hackman said it best. Miles and miles of heart. Seen here :P
thunderforce - 3/20/2014, 9:55 AM
This movie is going to be as big as the Avengers soon just watch .
eviltattooedguy - 3/20/2014, 9:57 AM
So it old my wife that Bradley cooper will be riding vin diesel for a lot of this movie and I'm pretty sure she wants to see this more than I do now
ezio619 - 3/20/2014, 10:00 AM
out of the characters in this film,i will go from most excited to see to least excited to see

Star Lord(Chris Pratt)

Rocket Raccoon(Bradley Cooper)

Ronan(Lee Pace)

Nebula(Karen Gillan)

The Collector(Benicio Del Toro)

Groot(Vin Diesel)

Drax(Dave Bautista)

Gamora(Zoe Saldana)

Yondu(Michael Rooker)

Korath(Djimon Hounsou)

Rhomann Dey(John C Reilly)

Commander Rael(Glenn Close)

interesting and eclectic bunch of characters aswell as cast

MercwithMouth - 3/20/2014, 10:00 AM
@ezio

I'll play along

Drax
Thanos
Ronan
Nebula
Star-Lord
Rocket
Collector
Yondu
Gamora
Groot
Korath
Rohmann Dey
MrCBM56 - 3/20/2014, 10:03 AM
LMAO Batz! You wish
m0th3r - 3/20/2014, 10:04 AM
@batmor Cooper as Nova...o man, that would be a decent cast if they were going with a bit older version of the character. That really does beg the question about guys/gals who play CGI characters and other roles...I'm ok as long as its not confusing from a voice perspective...
loki668 - 3/20/2014, 10:06 AM
Actually, the three words that convinced Diesel to play the part were "the check cleared".

This movie looks like it's going to be awesome!!
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