Vin Diesel talks Guardians Of The Galaxy
Whilst promoting Riddick, Diesel has been chatting about playing Groot in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy...
With his mystery Marvel role strongly hinted as being Groot in James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy - something that remains unconfirmed - Vin Diesel has been able to chat a little more openly about it whilst on promotional duties for his new film, Riddick. Chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, he asked "what can I say about Groot? I can say something about Marvel. I take my hat off to them for being so creative and thinking outside of the box... That was the focus of our conversation – a fresh IP that would come out in 2016 or 2017, and potentially launch the third phase".
The actor then went on to comment that it was at Comic-Con when he realised that the demand for him to appear in a Marvel movie was high. "With my schedule, it was almost impossible to imagine I could do anything immediate... I guess after they watched Iron Giant, or whatever they came up with this idea of taking the strangest Marvel character – or the strangest Marvel character that ever hit film – and thought what I could do with the motion capture and with my voice".
If you're looking for Groot confirmation, that's all but it.
Diesel did add "now it's just up to my reps to allow that to happen", which would indicate that his involvement has yet to be formally confirmed. But the way he's talking certainly indicates both parties want this to happen.
More news on Guardians Of The Galaxy when it's available.
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