Sunday, December 22, 2013

Finally Official: Vin Diesel Will Be Groot

For the second time this week Marvel has officially announced what we have all known for months: Vin Diesel will be the voice of Groot in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. The announcement was accompanied by the picture below, which shows Diesel with the bust of Groot that was used by the studio during filming (Groot, obviously, will be a CGI character).

The following are a couple of tweets from director James Gunn, who also took to Facebook to talk about just how good Diesel, who has already begun his voice work for the film, will be as the voice of Groot. Gunn confirms that "I am Groot" is likely to be the only line, but says he "never knew someone could say I AM GROOT so many different ways and with such feeling."
For those of you who feel the need to know a little more about the character that Diesel will be voicing, head to this Brain Splatter Meet and Greet. I'm sure that this is NOT the only job Diesel will hold down for Marvel by the time it's all said and done. I'm not saying he's going to voice Thanos, a rumor which Gunn took the time to shoot down, but I do believe he'll be back in a larger role before long.