James Gunn Addresses How Vin Diesel Will Voice Baby Groot

A question has lingered with Guardians of the Galaxy fans regarding the upcoming sequel. How could Vin Diesel and his gruff voice provide the dialogue for the child-version of his character Groot? Without going into the details of how computers are capable of changing pitch, Gunn addressed the “issue” online. You can read his response below:

In additional Groot news, CBR has located some new pieces of early concept art for the 2014 film featuring a very different-looking version of the character. Check them out below!

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Parks and Recreation) Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (SPECTRE, The Man with the Iron Fists) as Drax; Vin Diesel (xXx, Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (Joy, American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Slither, Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Furious 7) as Ego.

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Look for it to hit the big screen May 5, 2017.


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Early variation on Groot. Sensitive Groot!

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