Forbes has posted an interview with Michael Rooker from Comikaze Expo, where the actor spoke briefly about the film and the role of Groot.
“Groot is not a tree, he”s a different being from a different universe. And he”s not like a tree the way we have trees,” Rooker told Forbes. “We use it for cordwood, for cooking and heating our homes. Groot is a whole different being from a whole different galaxy, somewhere you don”t even know where he”s from. I don”t even know where he”s from. He just happens to look like bark.”
IAmRogue spoke with Chris Pratt, also about Groot, and Vin Diesel’s portrayal of the character.
“Dude, I think Vin Diesel is going to be great. The role of Groot is also an amazing role. I want to tell you about it but I feel like if I tell you even one little thing it’s going to start pulling the thread that is going to expose too much,” Pratt told IAmRogue.
“But I think Vin is going to be amazing. Vin Diesel’s voice is an incredible tool that he has. I’ve watched a couple of his movies now that I knew that he was going to be cast as Groot. Just like listening to his voice … when you think of Vin Diesel you think of the look. You think of that Diesel look … Dom, xXx, the buff and all that stuff. But truly his greatest talent is his voice I think. I would not be surprised if this doesn’t open up a whole new world to him doing voice acting. He’s really got a special tool in that voice. It’s deep, raspy and so distinct. I think he’s going to do a great job voicing this role.”
Opens August 1, 2014