Vin Diesel posts a photo of the tree-alien character known as “Groot” on his Facebook page yesterday, hinting at the possibility of him taking on the rold for the movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
According to The Mary Sue:
At SDCC last month Vin Diesel mentioned the talks with Marvel again in the Riddick panel but refused to divulge any details. The first picture he had posted was of him standing next to an Avengers comic book cover, so the initial speculation seemed to suggest Age of Ultron more than Guardians, but I’d say this new development makes sense.
So, are the rumors true? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, fans are insanely excited at the thought of Vin Diesel playing Groot.
Vin Diesel as Groot? I think that's perfect!
— Matt Giguere (@Giggysan) August 12, 2013
Let’s cross our fingers!
Vin Diesel will be Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy :D #Marvel
— Ken Bar (@kenconundrum) August 12, 2013