While there were some people who felt that Vin Diesel was not the right choice to voice Groot in the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy, there are others that think he was the perfect choice for the role. One of those people who think that Vin is the perfect casting to voice Groot, is Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who has had some very high praise for the actor and his performance with the character.
Gunn took to his official Facebook page to tell Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy fans, "Vin Diesel just finished his final session as Groot (well, for 2014 at least). All of us are astounded that one man can bring so much amazingness to a character who can only say three words. We don’t affect Vin’s voice at all and he sounds like an otherworldly tree! Every “I am Groot,” every grunt and shriek and whine and holler is filled with heart and humor and passion."
He added, "When I returned from the session, I told one of our producers, Victoria Alonso, that I think we could audition every single person in the world for Groot, and Vin Diesel would still be the best. I know directors almost always praise their stars – and, God knows, I’ve been fortunate with the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy – but I’ve never been more stunned by an actor able to bring so much more to a role than I originally thought possible. Rocket may be the heart of GotG, but Groot is its soul."
As well as having Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, we will also have Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, while we will also see Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, and Dave Bautista in the movie, with Josh Brolin as the voice of Thanos. Guardians of the Galaxy will open on July 31 in the UK, before then opening in the US on August 1.
Check out the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer below.