Vin Diesel is Groot!

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  1. Whiskey Tango Registered

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    Also would appreciate if a mod could update the thread title to include Vin.
     
  2. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    This is all well and Groot, I just hope the performance isn't wooden
     
  3. TX85 Registered

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    Fine choice!
     
  4. ThePowerCosmic Hyped Up

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    I don't think it's a good idea to "match" up Diesel fuel with wood.
     
  5. cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    What are all these tree puns fir? I think yew are barking up the wrong tree.
     
  6. herolee10 No More Miracles

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    I'm hoping someone can help me understand this....

    So Vin is being a good amount of money and is getting all of this attention from this role when he'll only be saying one simple line (I am Groot)?

    If that's the case, then talk about the easiest paycheck in the world.
     
  7. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    No, he's getting money and attention for emoting many different variations on one line, while also doing mocap work for the character.
     
  8. RockSP MYTH SMITH ˆž∞!!!

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    lol @ "Vin Diesel" and "emoting" being in the same sentence.
     
  9. Son of Coul Not 100% A Dick

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    Not to sound redundant, but Iron Giant yo.
     
  10. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    I still think he will do a Benedict cumberbatch and voice more than one character
     
  11. Gr0oT I AM GROOT

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    I'm not totally sold on Vin as an actor but after taking the time to look over http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1-vzNh2d14 I've got high hopes and am glad I took the time before making an ass of myself with my first post.
     
  12. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    i am groot!
     
  13. BigThor God of Thunder

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    I like how you're bumping each characters thread, smart move right before the trailer drops. :up:
     
  14. Wildcard Cataclysmic Titan

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    The CGI for Groot is nothing but astounding, though I didn't expect any less. It is Marvel we're talking about. :D
     
  15. Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    I love this quote James Gunn had about Groot in his Total Film interview today. It's just bang on with my perception of the character:

    I love Groot so much I get teary eyed when I think of him sometimes.

    Essentially, all the Guardians start out the movie as bastards - except Groot. He’s an innocent. He’s a hundred percent deadly and a hundred percent sweet. He’s caught up in Rocket’s life, really.
     
  16. Wildcard Cataclysmic Titan

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    ^ I think that's just inherently the best way to approach the character because he's so different from the rest of the group. And I'm sure him being the last of his kind is a factor they can use to play on the sympathetic aspect his character will most likely have.
     
  17. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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  18. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I love this. Groot is looking amazing. I doubt we'll hear his voice until the film. Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes style.
     
  19. Wildcard Cataclysmic Titan

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    I'd be fine with that. Some things are better left a mystery until the movie is released. :word:
     
  20. Bren Forevernoob

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    Quill: What are you?
    Groot: I am Groot
    Quill: Your name's Groot?
    Groot: I am Groot
    Quill: So you are a... groot?
    Groot: Groot
    Quill: ............................ Is that a raccoon on your shoulder? With a gun?
     
  21. BigThor God of Thunder

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    Most definately :up:
     
  22. Hypestyle Registered

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    I hope that Vin doesn't have all his voice sessions in a day.
     
  23. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    ^Well, in fairness there are only so many ways you can say "I Am Groot" ha ha.
     
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    I have to admit, Groot just might end up being my favorite character. The others all seem to have a certain brash irreverence to them, while Groot so far seems to be more level-headed and even innocent.

    I've been wondering about whether this team might have characteristics of a typical "5-man-band" template (a la TV Tropes), and it occurs to me that they don't seem to have a typical "smart guy" archetype. It would be hilarious (and somewhat comic-accurate) if they made Groot into that.

    *Milano crash lands on a planet*
    Quill: Looks like our main engines are fried. I don't suppose any of you knows how to patch 'em up?
    Groot: I am Groot! *Goes to repair engines*
    Quill: That's what I like to hear!

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    So did Vin Diesel not do performance capture for Groot after all? In his red carpet interview for the Guardians world premiere, he talked about what it was like to come in and do a character that was just all voice and how Gunn had put these paragraphs next to his words "I am Groot" explaining what each of these meant. He also said how it was different to using his whole body in a performance.

    So maybe he didn't do motion capture after all, as originally suggested?
     

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