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Guardians of the Galaxy (Movie)

OFFICIAL: Vin Diesel to Voice Groot in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

The action star will lend his booming voice to Marvel Studios' 2014 space epic!

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).

      Featured in four of the six movies in the fan-favorite "Fast & Furious" franchise, Diesel has helped the series gross over $2 billion at the box office; and will reprise his role in "Fast & Furious 7." Diesel's most recent film, "Riddick," the third film in the franchise that has so far earned a cumulative $267.3 million across the globe, debuted this year at the top of the box office. In addition to lending his voice to several video games, Diesel's received great acclaim for his voice work in the celebrated animated film "The Iron Giant," directed by Brad Bird.

      In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy" will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014, but in the meantime stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest news as it breaks, including official casting, first looks and more!

      In addition to "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on July 31, 2015.


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      NavyGater member

      I hope Groot talks to a limited degree. 


      I hope we get an accurate representation of Groot speaking more than just, "I am Groot." Groot only does that because of his form being so young. We are first introduced to the modern version of Groot in Annihilation: Conquest he is very verbal, and even condescending and stuck up, when he interacts with the group of criminals who would one day become the Guardians of the Galaxy. I am fine with him being relegated to "I am Groot" after he is regrown, or something, by Rocket. 


      This probably our first look from set


      I thought this was official for a while now, not just now, but Groot will say more than just one thing right? I'm really excited about Guardians of the Galaxy


      I know this already. why am I being reminded? Anyway I can not wait for "Guardians of the Galaxy"!


      @trony6 Not true. There have been numerous set photos released over the past few months. 


      @EmazingSpeedy Until now it was not official. All they have said in the past is they were talking to Vin Diesel for a voice role in an undisclosed film and another film later on. There was no confirmation until now.