Seems almost kind of silly to even be posting this, but considering it has remained a rumor since it first surfaced, Marvel has confirmed Vin Diesel to voice Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Vin Diesel is Groot!
The star of the Fast and the Furious and Riddick franchises will lend his voice to Groot in Marvel’s live-action “Guardians of the Galaxy,” rounding out the team that includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista).
To go along with this announcement, Vin Diesel posted an image of him with a model of Groot. Principal photography finished a while back and the movie is now in post production. I’m really pumped for this movie and I’m all for Vin Diesel as Groot too. I am Groot!
Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Djimon Hounsou, Benecio Del Toro, and Gregg Henry, it is set to be released in theaters on August 1, 2014.(Source: Marvel)