Vin Diesel is Officially in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’


This whole business of Vin Diesel being in Guardians of the Galaxy has been really interesting to watch, because while Diesel talked about playing the tree-alien Groot for a long time, the guy wasn’t actually signed to do anything with Marvel for much of that period. Not that he wasn’t always a pretty ideal choice, even if his one line in the movie is “I am Groot.”

Now Diesel is officially in the picture, and director James Gunn and Marvel have released official stuff confirming so. Gunn posted the photo above this evening, and then Marvel followed up with a press release. Gunn also had a few comments, and you can read those below.

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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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