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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Now that Guardians of the Galaxy has finished shooting, what’s director James Gunn up to? Editing, of course, and hitting the red carpet for the next Marvel film to talk all about it. Gunn was at this week’s Thor: The Dark World premiere and did several red carpet videos where he both showed his incredible passion for the project, and also dropped a few nuggets of information.
Below, watch Gunn talk about the painstaking voice work Bradley Cooper is doing as Rocket Raccoon, evade conversations about Vin Diesel playing Groot, tease when we might see a trailer, and then discuss something that should be treated as a major spoiler for Thor: The Dark World. Read More »
Briefly: James Gunn has completed filming next year’s Phase Two Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a legit teaser trailer is likely to land in the coming months. If we’re following the Marvel Studios marketing trajectory, though, we’ll get a teaser poster long before that. This image is not that poster.
What purports to be a new promotional image – though there are a few red flags – has now come online featuring Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) in all their glory, something a teaser poster probably won’t do. Check it out below. Read More »
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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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