For months now it’s been rumored that Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel was going to voice the role of the animated tree character Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but there has been a lot said about how true the rumors were. Diesel has been insisting all along that he was voicing the role but Marvel’s reluctance to confirm Diesel’s report made us think that the star was just punking everyone into thinking that he was a part of Marvel’s plans.
But the rumors were officially confirmed late last night when director James Gunn indeed stated that Diesel will be voicing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Yep it is completely official. AND he’s amazing. I never knew someone could say I AM GROOT so many different ways and with such feeling (and that sounds like I’m kidding but I’m not!)
We have to now wonder why it took so long for Marvel to officially announce Diesel as Groot in the film. Basically all of the other roles had been filled, including Bradley Cooper’s late addition as Rocket Racoon, but Diesel was just announced officially last night. This might have something to do with Marvel liking to control their announcements, even though Latio-Review scooped the information months ago.
No matter Marvel’s reason for sitting on the announcement, Diesel is officially onboard for Guardians of the Galaxy and Christmas continues to come early this year.