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Probably the worst kept secret in Marvel in quite some time — yes, Vin Diesel is voicing Groot in James Gunn’s sci-fi/comic book movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Along with the official announcement, we get this little bit of plot synopsis:
In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.
Okay, not much of one.
Diesel officially joins Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, the human leader/leading man, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon — a, well, space raccoon — Zoe Saldana as half-dressed green-skinned assassin Gamora, Dave Bautista as green-skinned hulking assassin Drax, and John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey. Glenn Close makes a rare comic book movie appearance as Nova Prime.
Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, and Benicio del Toro bring up the villain contingent.
“Guardians” saves the universe in August 1, 2014.