Vin Diesel is rumored to be in talks to star in Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Fast and the Furious actor is reportedly close to finalising a deal to voice Groot in the upcoming intergalactic superhero film. Adding to the speculation, Diesel posted a picture of Groot on his Facebook page, before later taking the image down.
This would be that image:
In the comics, Groot – a tree who can gather strength by absorbing wood and control other trees – usually only ever says “I am Groot” when other characters can’t hear his actual voice.
Guardians of the Galaxy is currently filming in the UK, and has a release date of August 1 2014.