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Vin Diesel discusses voicing Groot in Guardians Of The Galaxy

After a lengthy game of beating around the bush, Vin Diesel has finally broken his silence regarding his involvement in Guardians Of The Galaxy , and it sounds like he's almost struck a deal with Marvel to voice the character of Groot.

While out promoting Riddick , Diesel shied away from confirming that he'll definitely be voicing the tree-like alien, but he did hint that negotiations were ongoing.

"I guess after watching the Iron Giant , [ Marvel ] had the idea of taking the strangest Marvel character we know and thought what I could do with that with motion capture and the voice," he says.

"It is something that's interesting and it's a really great idea on behalf of Marvel, and now it's up to my reps to allow that to happen."

Diesel also mentions that he originally met with Marvel regarding a new property that could be due in 2016 and 2017, so this could just be the beginning of his relationship with the studio.

Check out the interview below…

Guardians Of The Galaxy opens 1 August 2014.

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