Diesel Voicing Groot In Marvel’s “Guardians”?

After various suggestions from the star himself, it has now been revealed just what role in the Marvel cinematic universe that actor Vin Diesel has had meetings about recently.

Earlier today Diesel posted a photo of a talking tree on his Facebook page, which led many to conclude he would be playing the voice of Groot in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Now, Deadline reports that it’s Diesel has indeed been in talks to play the tree-like alien Groot.

The character can absorb wood to gain strength, as well as control trees. It’s also not as high as profile a role as many expected, the most common suggestions until now was that Diesel would voice the multi-film villain Thanos.

The news comes as photos emerge of extras dressed as aliens filming scenes on London’s Millennium Bridge.