Vin Diesel Is Groot In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Dave Bautista Will Eat Your Raccoon

Marvel has announced Vin Diesel is voicing tree-man Groot (the character who only says, “I am Groot!”) in next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Considering Vin Diesel announced the news himself back in August and September, we thought it was already official, but we guess not. But, as Diesel himself says, “I’m an actor. I can do whatever the f–k I want.”

Both Vin Diesel and director James Gunn have confirmed the news with an alternate version of the picture above, on Facebook and WhoSay, respectively. Diesel’s Facebook page is delightfully strange, by the way, and Gunn’s WhoSay is interesting as well. Of note is this picture of Dave Buatista (Drax the Destroyer), which Gunn captioned, “Remember that time I stopped @DaveBautista from eating a baby raccoon?”