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Vin Diesel is officially announced as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy!

Dec. 22, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Well, the speculation on Vin Diesel's involvement in director James Gunn's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY can now end as Marvel has officially announced the actor as the voice of Groot, the tree-like creature that is best known for his one and only phrase "I am Groot." Gunn shared the news on Facebook, praising Diesel personally, saying, "Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy," and then restated the conformation with:

"Yep it is completely official. AND he's amazing. 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 joins the already impressive team of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Racoon, not to mention the rest of cast, including Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, Ophelia Lovibond, and Gregg Henry for the space-set comic book adaptation, which is described as:

In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.

Pretty cool stuff. I personally think that GUARDIANS is going to surprise the hell out of everyone and be a major hit for the studio that will serve to further cement their standing as the kings of the genre. From the diverse filmmakers, actors, and faith in the source material (not to mention the resulting box office), they clearly have a grasp on what they're doing and the casting of Diesel is another indicator of that.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens on August 01, 2014.  

Source: MarvelFacebook

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5:35AM on 12/22/2013
I wouldve preferred him as The Thing should Marvel gets the rights back
I wouldve preferred him as The Thing should Marvel gets the rights back
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5:41AM on 12/22/2013

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This has to be the best paying voice over job in history. Okay Mr. Diesel say your line. "I'am Groot" Good thanks for working with us, see you for the DVD commentary track.
This has to be the best paying voice over job in history. Okay Mr. Diesel say your line. "I'am Groot" Good thanks for working with us, see you for the DVD commentary track.
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8:25AM on 12/22/2013
There was a video of him hopping around on Kangoo Jumps so I think he'll be on the set doing reference and capture work too.
There was a video of him hopping around on Kangoo Jumps so I think he'll be on the set doing reference and capture work too.
5:44AM on 12/22/2013
Haha probably would beat Brando's record from Superman
Haha probably would beat Brando's record from Superman
8:22AM on 12/22/2013
I'm glad it's confirmed, though there's the niggling feeling that there may be a better role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for him. The conceptual bust sculpture of Groot looks amazing.
I'm glad it's confirmed, though there's the niggling feeling that there may be a better role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for him. The conceptual bust sculpture of Groot looks amazing.
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12:45PM on 12/22/2013
And it looks kinda like Vin, don't you think ?
And it looks kinda like Vin, don't you think ?
9:26AM on 12/22/2013
Great. Glad to hear he's among an elite cast. Just rather have him play a live action character. Regardless, Vin Diesel is in the Marvel universe!
Great. Glad to hear he's among an elite cast. Just rather have him play a live action character. Regardless, Vin Diesel is in the Marvel universe!
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10:09AM on 12/22/2013
Someone needs to do something about all these spammer comments. They're on just about every article now!
Someone needs to do something about all these spammer comments. They're on just about every article now!
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11:30AM on 12/22/2013
Um, maybe its me and I don't wanna be that guy that says "D'uh", but I swore I read about this awhile back. Even the comment where Gunn made about the different ways to say "I am Groot"
Um, maybe its me and I don't wanna be that guy that says "D'uh", but I swore I read about this awhile back. Even the comment where Gunn made about the different ways to say "I am Groot"
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12:19PM on 12/22/2013
I hate to see it but I think this site is gonna need them stupid type what you see sign in things, there is always those stupid ass spam comments on here now. If I have to put up with all the pop up ads and banners fine I guess but please dont make me have to put up with spam comments!! Oh and by the way Vin will be bad ass in this role!!
I hate to see it but I think this site is gonna need them stupid type what you see sign in things, there is always those stupid ass spam comments on here now. If I have to put up with all the pop up ads and banners fine I guess but please dont make me have to put up with spam comments!! Oh and by the way Vin will be bad ass in this role!!
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12:36PM on 12/22/2013
I was hoping he would be thanos. Actually, back in the day I thought he would be great for a solo silver surfer movie. But it's good he's involved, either way.
I was hoping he would be thanos. Actually, back in the day I thought he would be great for a solo silver surfer movie. But it's good he's involved, either way.
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7:30PM on 12/22/2013

A few thoughts that come to mind

1.Vin Diesel as an overgrown shrubbery.
2. I guess it makes sense. He has in the past put in some very wooden performances.
3. Now he gets to go from being a bad ass to something that animals will want to wipe their ass on.
4. If this bombs he is gonna seriously need some miracle grow for that career of his career.
5. Stoners will look at this and go, "Dude! Diesel is a motherf@#$ing tree! I must be really wasted!"
6. Vin Diesel now gets a new nemesis. Every dog will want to mark him
1.Vin Diesel as an overgrown shrubbery.
2. I guess it makes sense. He has in the past put in some very wooden performances.
3. Now he gets to go from being a bad ass to something that animals will want to wipe their ass on.
4. If this bombs he is gonna seriously need some miracle grow for that career of his career.
5. Stoners will look at this and go, "Dude! Diesel is a motherf@#$ing tree! I must be really wasted!"
6. Vin Diesel now gets a new nemesis. Every dog will want to mark him as soon as he walks by.
7. Diesel seems to be going through a reverse decomposition. He has gone from diesel to plant in reverse.
8. Is this a pattern I sense? Alien criminal, human criminal, and now plant criminal
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9:53PM on 12/22/2013
It is incredible how unfunny this is... Seriously congratulations.
It is incredible how unfunny this is... Seriously congratulations.
10:26PM on 12/22/2013
Awesome casting. I'm so sorry that I ever doubted Marvel with this film. So excited for this.
Awesome casting. I'm so sorry that I ever doubted Marvel with this film. So excited for this.
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8:59AM on 12/23/2013
That's great. Vin Diesel is a good voice actor. Love his voice as The Iron Giant.
That's great. Vin Diesel is a good voice actor. Love his voice as The Iron Giant.
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12:01PM on 12/23/2013
If anyone has ever seen "The Iron Giant", I have full confidence in Diesel as Groot
If anyone has ever seen "The Iron Giant", I have full confidence in Diesel as Groot
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