Monday, 23 December 2013 - 8:15
Vin Diesel to play Groot in Marvel's Guardians
Marvel Studios has confirmed action star Vin Diesel will voice the character of Groot in its space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy.
It posted the news on the Marvel website, just hours after Diesel himself appeared to confirm the rumours by posting a photo on Facebook.
The live-action adventure is due in August 2014, directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Star Lord.
Diesel, who has starred in four of the six Fast & Furious films, will reprise his role in forthcoming movie Fast & Furious 7.