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First Look: Vin Diesel & His 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Character Groot

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December 22, 2013
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Vin Diesel & 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.

Vin Diesel & Groot

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.

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments

1

The likeness, wow.

OfficialJab on Dec 22, 2013

2

Remove Vin's nose and they're pretty much twins

axalon on Dec 22, 2013

3

Kewl.

Xerxexx on Dec 22, 2013

4

I am a big Vin Diesel fan simply because of Find Me Guilty but this reminds me of when a friend told me a few years back that Vin Diesels acting ability was on par with a tree. Aaaaaaaaand there it is.

Maxx on Dec 22, 2013

5

Which is interesting, because if You've seen any of his interviews you can see he's soooooooooooooo different from on screen. So if anything Vin is a fairly good actor, if you haven't seen his short based on his start out in the business, then you should. it's pretty dope.

derpa on Dec 23, 2013

6

Yup. He's such a geek @ heart. Funny. I think he'd probably be the Hollywood actor I'd most want to actually hang with. Love the Vin.

avconsumer2 on Dec 23, 2013

7

I can't wait for this movie. The characters are so different and the subject matter they have to work with could combine for something really really original and cool. OR, it's a 2 hour turd. who knows

Astroboy3000 on Dec 22, 2013

8

Cool, cool, cool.

mooreworthy on Dec 22, 2013

9

I'm surprised that Vin Diesel hasn't been in more comic-book movies. Just like how I'm surprised that Brad Bird (who directed Diesel in The Iron Giant) hasn't directed any comic-adaptations (he directed The Incredibles after all, and did a fantastic job with his first live-action film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

thejon93rd on Dec 22, 2013

10

He would've been perfect for an ironman film, shazam, fantastic four, avengers, flash, xmen, perhaps even batman and superman. The guys style is in line with golden age comics

Victor Pleitez on Dec 23, 2013

11

Brothers from another mother.

DAVIDPD on Dec 22, 2013

12

Nice.

JudgeMethos on Dec 22, 2013

13

Groot is hotter.

Nielsen700 on Dec 22, 2013

14

That makeup is pretty spot on.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 23, 2013

15

His acting is so wooden.

The Walking Cuban on Dec 23, 2013

16

What's with the Transformers font?

TheOct8pus on Dec 23, 2013

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