: massive tease. Ever since his meeting in June with Marvel, he's been dropping clues to his Facebook fans as to what role they could have been discussing. Except now it looks like these pictures weren't clues – they were red herrings! Today he posted the below image, implying that 's Guardians of the Galaxy has found its Groot.
This is a bit of a swerve ball as shortly after his meeting with Marvel he posted a picture of himself stood in front of an issue of The Avengers, leading to speculation that he'd be cast in 's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
We're guessing Vin Diesel was pretty delighted at how everyone took the bait with his red herring and is now getting a real kick out of his surprise Groot reveal! Comingsoon.net also noticed something funny about Vin Diesel's new role:
'...Groot, the living tree creature, only speaks the one phrase, "I am Groot!" That would also serve as a nice wink to Diesel's early voice role as the title character of The Iron Giant.'
Good point! Also to those who find Van Diesel's thesp credentials unconvincing can breathe a sigh of relief, as presumably he wouldn't have too much dialogue...
Guardians boasts an already star-studded cast: if his role is confirmed, Vin Diesel will join , , , , , , , , and for a August 1 2014 release.