Hollywood action star Vin Diesel has been chosen to provide the voice for the sentimental tree-like hero Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
The upcoming movie, based on the comic book of the same name, follows a group of intergalactic heroes, led by Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, as they are tasked with battling cosmic threats, reported Ace Showbiz.
James Gunn, who will direct the movie, posted a photo of Diesel along with a model of the character he will be playing, the caption read, [quote]”Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can’t tell you how much I like this guy.” [/quote] Diesel also posted the same photo on his official Facebook page to confirm the news.
There has been talk of the 46 year-old actor joining the project for quite some time now and in July 2013 the Fast & Furious star said that he had attended several meetings with Marvel about the role.
Earlier this year in August it was announced Hollywood lead man Bradley Cooper was also cast in the film; he is the voice of Rocket Raccoon.
He will be joining the cast that includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora and his Riddick co-star Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.