Vin Diesel has been confirmed to be voicing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Following months of speculation (and Diesel virtually admitting as much) Marvel have now posted an official announcement on their website confirming the news.
The film’s director James Gunn took to his Facebook page to comment on the casting.
“Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can’t tell you how much I like this guy.”
“Yep it is completely official. AND he’s amazing. I never knew someone could say I AM GROOT so many different ways and with such feeling (and that sounds like I’m kidding but I’m not!)”
Diesel joins a staggering cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Rooker and Bradley Cooper.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1 2014.