Vin Diesel Channels His Inner Andy Serkis For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY


grootVin Diesel has once again taken to his Facebook page to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. The actor posted a video of him playing around on the set of Fast 7 while wearing a pair of stilts. He’s running around talking to reporters, impressing Kurt Russell, and dropping in on Djimon Hounsou while he’s reading over the script in his trailer. While it’s worth watching the video to see Diesel‘s impressive stilt skills, the actor does comment briefly on his role as Groot.

Diesel mentions that he’s using the stilts to help get into characters and prepare for his motion capture session since he’s going to be a 7 foot tall tree for the recently wrapped Guardians. While James Gunn may have finished filming, it sounds like Diesel still needs to shoot some CGI and record his one line said a variety of different ways for the film (unless this video was shot a few weeks ago and just now posted). Around the 2:30 mark he stops by Hounsou‘s trailer and says:

This is one of my Guardians of the Galaxy, so he’s going to understand why I have to be a seven and a half foot tree and why I have to feel it and why I have to go there. Even though my father taught me there are no small roles, only small actors, I have one line in the movie but that doesn’t mean anything. I’m still going to make it the best thign I possibly can even if it means taking Andy Serkis to a whole other level, which is what we want to do with our motion capture.

Vin Diesel has been our only real source of Guardians of the Galaxy news so far. The actor let the cat out of the bag that he would be voicing Groot and doing some motion capture well before Marvel wanted it announced. There has still been no official announcement that Diesel is Groot, but it’s a done deal. It will be interesting to see if the actor lets his fans in on anything else while he’s doing the motion capture. What do you think about Vins’ stilt skills? Next year the actor will appear alongside Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Dave Batista (Drax), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon) in James Gunn‘s highly anticipated film.

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