The runup to big reveals from Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, which recently wrapped its main shoot with James Gunn at the helm, is that we have only a vague idea of how some of the film’s ideas will come to life. We saw a reel at Comic Con that gave us a good sense of the comic adventure tone, but then there are some pretty wild elements. There’s the tree-man-alien Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel, whose only line in the film is “I am Groot.”
Then there’s the gun-toting Rocket Raccoon. Bradley Cooper voices the critter, but he’s not a merely meant as a cuddly ploy to drive merchandise sales. He’s an angry one, according to Guardians star Chris Pratt, and possibly the best character in the film. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Vin Diesel has spent his downtime on the Fast & Furious 7 set getting ready to play Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, but it seems memorizing lines isn’t a big part of that prep. While the sentient tree is a key member of the intergalactic team, he’s not much of a talker. As a matter of fact, he only says one thing: “I am Groot.”
Still, Diesel insists that while his Groot isn’t much of a talker, he wants to make that single phrase count. Hit the jump to see Diesel talking about and preparing for his big Marvel role.
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These days, it feels like Vin Diesel is the new president of Marvel Studios. Since revealing he took a meeting with the company in late June, the Riddick star seemingly can’t stop talking about Marvel movies. He’s teased various different announcements culminating in his voicing the tree character Groot in 2014′s Guardians of the Galaxy. But for most fans, that felt like a very anti-climactic finish to Diesel’s summer of Marvel madness.
Now it seems Groot might just be the beginning. In a new interview, Diesel suggests he might be doing more with Marvel in the future, and teases Phase Three features “a merging of brands.” Read More »
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