Vin Diesel Reveals Details of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' [VIDEO]

10:10 AM EDT 8/28/2013 by Stephanie Guerilus, Celebeat Reporter

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Vin Diesel gave a preview of giving voice to Groot in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy, according to The Hollywood reporter.

Diesel negotiated a deal with Marvel and will be the voice of the extraterrestrial plant monster. The Fast and Furious star said he was ready to bring the comic book character to life. He was impressed by the ability to do so.

"What can I say about Groot? I can say something about Marvel," he said. "I take my hat off to them for being so creative and thinking outside of the box."

The movie star said that the meeting with Marvel was to discuss Intellectual property. He wanted to launch a fresh perspective on IP that would begin a rollout in either 2016 or 2017. However, he attended Comic Con in July and realized that his fans did not want to wait three or four years to see him on the big screen again.

"I guess after they watched Iron Giant, or whatever, they came up with this idea of taking the strangest Marvel character -- or the strangest Marvel character that's ever hit film -- and thought what I could do with that with motion capture and with my voice," he said.

Watch his interview below.

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