December 21, 2013
James Gunn Finally Confirms That Vin Diesel Is Voicing Groot In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
James Gunn (via Instagram) has confirmed that Vin Diesel will indeed be the voice of Groot in Guardians of The Galaxy. There had been speculation that Diesel could actually be up for the role of Thanos, but that seems to be debunked. The image looks to be Diesel recording his voiceover work at Marvel, we also get a solid look at the character's design as Vin poses with a Groot bust/statue.
Guardians of The Galaxy will also see Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, the rest of the cast includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillian, Benicio del Toro , Glenn Close and John C. Reilly. The film is set for a August 1st, 2014 release date. A teaser trailer is expected to air during the Super Bowl and a full trailer attached to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.