Marvel boss: Vin Diesel “close” to Groot role


Kevin Feige has revealed that Vin Diesel is close to being confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy.

While being interviewed by the Huffington Post, the Marvel president was asked about Diesel’s long-rumoured part of Groot, following a video posted online of the actor walking around on stilts, talking about preparing to play the 7-foot tree.


“Yeah, I think it’s close. I think it’s close to being official for the Groot character. But, not 100 percent yet.”


Feige also commented on recent speculation linking Joseph Gordon-Levitt with the lead role in Ant-Man, with the interviewer asking why Gordon-Levitt is constantly linked with Marvel movies.


“Well, sometimes it’s because we are legitimately talking, and sometimes it’s just because he’s a prominent actor out there now. And lots of rumors surround prominent actors.”


Guardians of the Galaxy will release on August 1 2014, while Ant-Man follows on July 31 2015.


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