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Vin Diesel Now Hints at Role in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

diesel-groot“Is he Groot?”

That’s the new question at the core of Vin Diesel’s mysterious dance with Marvel Studios. Rumors have swirled over the past several weeks about Diesel’s involvement with Marvel — most originating with the actor himself — but now it appears we’re close to an answer: It looks like Diesel might play Groot in director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

The actor posted a photo of Groot on Facebook over the weekend, presented without a caption. It’s curious timing, as Disney’s D23 Expo was under way in Anaheim, California, but the even passed without Marvel making any additional casting announcements. However, following the image’s appearance, Deadline‘s Dominic Patten rushed to report “I’ve learned” that Diesel is in negotiations for the role.

Perhaps Diesel’s deal isn’t signed in ink just yet — or perhaps the Fast and Furious star is just toying with his fans. After all, his earlier Marvel posts seemed to point in the direction of the part of the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.


  • demoncat_4

    there is nothing that vin can’t play two marvel roles. maybe start out now voicing groot. to start off his marvel film debute then the vision later for avengers. maybe disney wants to test to see how well vin goes with fans. by just starting him off doing voice work. though kind of thought maybe he would be rocket racoon.

  • LastBoomer

    There is Vin Diesel onscreen, and then there is Vin Diesel, the voice. Just like John Rhys-Davies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he could easily still have a future as a Marvel hero or villain and still be the voice of Groot. I hope so!

  • lewis4510

    When he did the voice for the animated film The Iron Giant I didn’t realize it was his voice until the end credits. They did some electronic altering of his voice until it was hard to tell who it was. Peter Jackson didn’t do a very good job of disguising John Rhys Davies voice you could clearly tell it was his voice as Treebeard.

  • Noam

    His script “I am Groot” just play Michael Clark Duncan’s performance from the Spider-Man cartoon.