Revealed: Vin Diesel To Play Which Marvel Character?

August 12, 2013

It was a vague Facebook post back in June that first revealed Vin Diesel was in talks with Marvel Studios for an unspecified role in one of their upcoming superhero pictures.

Well, Vin Diesel has now updated his cover photo hinting that he’s joining Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation. Deadline confirms that Vin Diesel is in negotiations to lend his voice to Groot, the sentient tree creature and charter member of the Guardians team.

“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is written and directed by James Gunn, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn.

The cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st, 2014.

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