By Will Ashton
Since this year’s Comic-Con, actor Vin Diesel has been spreading rumors that he will be offering his presence to an upcoming Marvel project. But the actor has kept the identity of which project he was involved in a secret, until now.
On his official Facebook page, Diesel has been posting hints that he will be playing the role of Groot in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy, which is filming right now. He teased his fans by changing his cover photo to that of a drawing of Groot, and now Deadline has revealed that Diesel is in talks to provide the voice of Groot in the upcoming superhero movie.
The character of Groot is known for his hyper intelligence, his ability to heal and to control trees. He is also known for his catchphrase, “I am Groot!”
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released on August 1, 2014.