Vin Diesel Talks About Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot 0

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A couple of days ago, Vin Diesel posted an image of Groot in his Facebook, leading fans to believe that the actor will be voicing the character in the upcoming big screen adaptation (based on a previously reported meeting Diesel had with Marvel reps). The image has since been removed, but the actor’s recent statements at Hero Complex neither denies nor confirms the casting rumor:

“As an actor, not everything has to be the most obvious choice,” says Diesel, when asked about the character. “And sometimes, the best thing you can do — as far as Steven Spielberg and his advice — is to defy expectations.”

“So if everybody thinks you’re going to go for this one thing and you flip it entirely and go for the strangest Marvel character, it’s interesting. And when something is interesting, it’s inspiring.”

However, Vin Diesel did provide an explanation as to why he posted the image in the first place:

“I get inspired by things. So if somebody sends me a book of conceptual art that’s the best character design work I’ve ever seen, I see that and I want to be a little cryptic and I want to say something positive.”

Source: Hero Complex (via the LA Times)