Guardians of the Galaxy Vin Diesel Is Officially Groot! written by Sean Gerber December 22, 2013 It’s been months since Vin Diesel first hinted at voicing Groot in Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, but now he can officially shout, “I AM GROOT,” to his heart’s content. Marvel, Diesel, and director James Gunn confirmed the casting yesterday and released an image of the actor with a bust of his character that was used during principal photography. Gunn voiced his own excitement over the latest addition to an outstanding cast on Facebook. 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!) Diesel has done voice work before in IRON GIANT and brings a lot of star power to an unknown property that could certainly use the extra attention. Marvel is probably saving a pretty penny or two by hiring Diesel for a couple days’ worth of recording as opposed to paying his full quote for a live-action role. That’s good value for a studio known for its cost control while also preserving Marvel the option to cast Diesel in a live-action role in a later film, if it so chooses. Vin Diesel Is Officially Groot! was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Guardians of the GalaxyMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Paul Rudd Is Officially ANT-MAN! next post DEAD Talks: AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD- The Webisodes You may also like James Gunn To Give Star-Lord A New... August 12, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Drops Two More... July 16, 2014 Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Enjoys Gargantuan... August 3, 2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Earns $11.2 Million... August 1, 2014 New Batch Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... July 1, 2014 UPDATED: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Incarcerated In... April 10, 2014 Lee Pace Closing in on Villain Role... April 24, 2013 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Villains Get Posterized July 17, 2014 Benecio Del Toro Cast in ‘Guardians of... June 3, 2013 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Protect The Weak... July 8, 2014 xShineyxDiverx The line about “I AM GROOT so many different ways” makes me very excited. Most anticipated film of 2014. stock Wait a minute! I thought he was putting on the leotard onesy and the tennis balls for mo-cap work. Doesn’t that count as live-acting? I think it should. Full price, Gunny! Don’t be holding out on the Deez.