First Look: Vin Diesel & His 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Character Groot
Hello there - time to meet Groot. In the midst of this chilly holiday weekend, Vin Diesel has debuted a photo of himself posing with a maquette of his character from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. His character is the sentient tree alien, the "Monarch of Planet X" better known as Groot, and Diesel is voicing the character. The shot appeared on his Facebook and was later tweeted out by director James Gunn with the message "Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy" and not much more. Marvel.com then posted the photo as official casting confirmation, if we didn't already know that (confirming he's likely not playing Thanos, but you never know). It's only a statue, but still a cool first look.
For more news on Guardians of the Galaxy head to Marvel.com. Click the image above for Vin Diesel's post.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, being directed by James Gunn (Slither, Super), stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer and Michael Rooker as Yondu, plus Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Glenn Close and John C. Reilly, with Vin Diesel playing Groot. A jet pilot gets stranded in space, and must unite a diverse team of aliens to form a squad capable of defeating cosmic threats. We've already seen some concept art but we're still waiting to see the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. The Marvel Studios movie will land in theaters on August 1st, 2014 next summer. Stay tuned.