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Vin Diesel Confirmed In Talks For Guardians of the Galaxy Groot; No Stranger To Voice Over Work

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 18:20


Yesterday saw Vin Diesel tease an image of Groot, seemingly hinting at the role for the James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Now there is confirmation that Vin Diesel is in talks with Marvel Studios to voice Groot, as Deadline reports they have learned the actor is in negotiations for the role.

Vin Diesel, no stranger to voice over work, voiced The Iron Giant in the 1999 animated feature of the same name.

Below you can check out a behind-the-scenes featurette for The Iron Giant featuring Vin Diesel voicing the robot.

"I am Groot?"

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.

Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.