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Vin Diesel reveals that before Groot he was approached about "Fresh IP"

Aug. 27, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Before becoming the voice of Groot in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Vin Diesel was approached for another project.

What was this project? All he said was "Fresh IP". Fresh intellectual property? Would it have been a new character? At least that's what I gather from my own definition of "Fresh IP". The actor mentions that the film would have kicked off the Phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Well, don't expect many hints in the video below:

As you can see, Diesel hesitates to even say that he is voicing Groot. Did he get in trouble for revealing his role too early? I find it funny that the outcries from fans about putting Diesel in a comic role lead to him getting one much quicker than was expected.

Would you have rather seen the actor in another role? His voice was terrific for THE IRON GIANT. Stay away, tears!

Source: THR

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11:23PM on 08/27/2013
Probably impossible, but it would have been awesome to NEVER reveal he was Groot. I'm talking no trailers. No names on the posters. NADA. (Hey, he's Vin frickin Diesel, he can live without it), then when you're sitting there in the movie, and the guy/thing opens his mouth for the first time: BAM. "HOLY SHIT THAT'S VIN DIESEL!"
Probably impossible, but it would have been awesome to NEVER reveal he was Groot. I'm talking no trailers. No names on the posters. NADA. (Hey, he's Vin frickin Diesel, he can live without it), then when you're sitting there in the movie, and the guy/thing opens his mouth for the first time: BAM. "HOLY SHIT THAT'S VIN DIESEL!"
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12:14AM on 08/28/2013
Like Kevin Spacey in Seven.
Like Kevin Spacey in Seven.
8:42AM on 08/28/2013
Agreed! Studios have too many "leaks" and its completely destroyed the surprise factor in movies over the past 10 years.
Agreed! Studios have too many "leaks" and its completely destroyed the surprise factor in movies over the past 10 years.
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6:57AM on 08/28/2013
I love his almost disarming boyish charm in this vid. He's a good guy, I only hope that whatever Marvel is doing with him is great.
I love his almost disarming boyish charm in this vid. He's a good guy, I only hope that whatever Marvel is doing with him is great.
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11:31AM on 08/28/2013
I like the fact that Marvel approached him. And Yes, he was excellent in the Iron Giant.
I like the fact that Marvel approached him. And Yes, he was excellent in the Iron Giant.
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5:47AM on 08/28/2013
Actually I would be kind of pissed if Marvel started launching brand new characters for solo films in phase 3. Got a pretty big cannon to choose from.
Actually I would be kind of pissed if Marvel started launching brand new characters for solo films in phase 3. Got a pretty big cannon to choose from.
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11:04PM on 08/27/2013
The Doug E. Fresh biopic, no doubt.
The Doug E. Fresh biopic, no doubt.
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10:59AM on 08/28/2013

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thought they meant IP Man for a min there...but if its Marvel I'm guessing not
thought they meant IP Man for a min there...but if its Marvel I'm guessing not
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10:47PM on 08/27/2013
I like Vin Diesel so good for him.
I like Vin Diesel so good for him.
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1:54PM on 08/28/2013
He's supposedly only voicing three lines in "Guardians" so WTFC that he's gonna be in this?!? And for those who say he was good in the Iron Giant...uh, yeah, ok.
He's supposedly only voicing three lines in "Guardians" so WTFC that he's gonna be in this?!? And for those who say he was good in the Iron Giant...uh, yeah, ok.
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10:31PM on 08/27/2013
So him voicing Groot is official or is it STILL speculation at this point? Because I assume if it was official, we would have heard of something official by now from Marvel or at least something from this website.
So him voicing Groot is official or is it STILL speculation at this point? Because I assume if it was official, we would have heard of something official by now from Marvel or at least something from this website.
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