Despite speculation that he would voice Thanos or The Vision, the character Marvel wants Vin Diesel for has been revealed.
Deadline revealed, and Vin Diesel seemingly confirmed, that Marvel wants him to play Rocket’s side-kick in next year’s movie. As Groot in the comics only says “Groot”, hearing him actually speak will be a bit of a change.
Marvel showed the first footage of Guardians of the Galaxy at SDCC last month and D23 this weekend. Saying it looks awesome is an understatement. Thor 2 looks good, but both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy look like the best Marvel movies yet. Groot is seen in the footage multiple times, and he looks about how you’d expect.