Vin Diesel confirms Guardians of the Galaxy role by posing with Groot

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn put to rest any remaining questions surrounding Vin Diesel's role by posting this picture of Diesel with the tree-like Groot on Facebook. Soon we'll find out how many ways Diesel can say, "I am Groot!"

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It's not exactly a surprise that Diesel is voicing Groot (there is even footage of him walking around on tree stilts for his mo-cap performance), but it hasn't been officially announced until now. Gunn posted this image with the following text:

Yep it is completely official. AND he's amazing. I never knew someone could say I AM GROOT so many different ways and with such feeling (and that sounds like I'm kidding but I'm not!)

He also wrote:

Also I hope this puts to rest all the silly Thanos-Vin stuff which people just seemed to make up out of nothing.

Marvel also posted an announcement confirming Diesel's role.

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TK0KnockOut
TK0KnockOut

Poor Vin Diesel. He's one of the coolest guys in the business and I know it's sad for a lot of other people but I feel so sorry for him concerning Paul Walker's death. They seemed to be good friends. And in an industry where a lot of people can be major assholes, I can't help but love a genuine nice guy (and fellow nerd!) like Vin Diesel.

Saw Riddick yesterday by the way and thought it was fucking awesome. Exactly what I expected from a 3rd (yeah okay 4th if you count the animated film and 7th if you count the games) entry. Why this got kinda shit on yet Iron Man 3 and the Dark Knight Rises get so much praise is beyond me, but whatever.