A-list actors are supposed to be "bankable stars", so it makes sense that directors/producers would want one in their movie.
But Vin Diesel wasn't the first to audition for the role, as revealed by James Gunn:
All of the 'I am Groots' that were earlier voices didn't sound very
good at all, they sounded like shit. It just didn't really work.
Remember that Vin Diesel was the voice actor for the Iron Giant in The Iron Giant (1999), and it was a great role which his unique voice suited, so we know that Vin Diesel is not just an A List actor that happens to be voice acting for Groot, but that he is actually a good voice actor with the resume to back it up.
As for hiring any A lister actor to voice ...
The original Groot is dead and Baby Groot is his offspring
So I went home and did some research and found that James Gunn writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 has made comments on the subject.
James Gunn posted on twitter:
and when fans asked whether it was canon he replied saying:
Plus, what does "dead" even mean for Groot?
James Gunn replied to ...
It's just an idiom; it doesn't necessarily mean they believe in an actual God.
Indeed, we have no real reason to assume they are speaking English in the first place. We know for a fact that the Kree have their own language (as see in Agents of SHIELD S02E11), yet the Kree in the movie speak English. As seen in this related question, the alien races in the ...
James Gunn confirmed the existence of it in his tweet:
The special Groot version of #GotGVol2 that only Vin Diesel & I have, where every Groot line is printed in English.
As per Gunn, only Vin and Gunn know it fully. And even both confirmed it:
And after Gunn got fired we don't know if he or someone else will ever ...
This is just a funny reference to the movie Footloose, a dancing movie from the 80s starring the actor Kevin Bacon in the lead role. In fact Peter does summarize the story of this movie quite accurately:
Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It's called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city ...
I think Vin Diesel was a good choice.
Let’s not forget that much of what an actor does comes in the form of how he says his lines. Most of communication occurs outside of just words. Much of that is in motions and gestures, but much of it is also in intonation, timing, stress, volume, etc. Plus, Vin Diesel has a unique sounding voice that fits the role of a ...
There is a little bit of further history to add to this, as for Marvel Fans the inclusion of Howard the Duck is partially contentious...
Up until very recently, Howard the Duck has been a largely off-topic point of discussion for Marvel (where the polite etiquette is to keep your mouth shut about it). To discuss Howard would be akin to congratulating Pixar ...
I'll try to answer these as best I can.
1. Why is Thanos only interested in the Orb?
As far as we can tell, this is the only Infinity Stone that Thanos is truly aware of. Even the Guardians of the Galaxy don't become aware of what's in the orb until The Collector opens it and reveals it to them. Thanos is using Ronan and his adopted daughters to retrieve ...
Peter was commissioned to retrieve the orb for whoever The Broker's client was, it seems likely that The Broker told Peter where to find it.
The Broker: Mr. Quill.
Peter Quill: Broker. The orb. As commissioned.
The Broker: Where’s Yondu?
Peter Quill: Wanted to be here, sends his love. And told me to tell you, that you got the best eyebrows in the business. ...
As you say, the film starts in 1988:
Then, right after the Marvel logo:
So, it takes place in 2014.
Marvel has also published a prequel comic, that establishes that GotG takes place after The Collector receives the Aether.
This is from Geek Tyrant, who lifted an Empire interview with the film's director, James Gunn:
"I think it was some combination of me and the editor Fred Raskin who
said, ‘Let’s put Howard The Duck in there. What if The Collector looks
over and sees Howard The Duck sitting there?’ And I wrote down the
line, ‘Whaddya let it lick you like that for? ...
Vin Diesel has experience as a low-vocabulary voice actor.
Vin Diesel plays D&D.
Vin Diesel talks about his being Groot in this video, says something about how Groot needs a "formidable voice." I can think of few more formidable.
tl;dr: Assuming that he knew about the 4th Infinity Stone stone before his vision, he most likely learned about it sometime off-screen, between Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
First of all, we can assume that Thor probably has fairly in-depth knowledge of the Infinity Stones, given that his friends do. This seems to be part of the ...
There is no significance, and it doesn't seem to be a running gag either.
As per this twitter conversation between a fan and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn;
"Hey @JamesGunn was Star Lord's 12% plan from GoTG a deliberate reference to Stark's 12% credit from Avengers or was it a happy coincidence?"
"No. The number 12 is often used in ...
They're both jokes. Raccoon asks for the leg just to mess with Peter (and that prisoner) and he asks for the eye later as a call-back to that joke.
Raccoon: Oh, I was just kidding about the leg. I just need these two things.
Raccoon: I thought it'd be funny! Was it funny? What'd he look like, hopping around?
Raccoon: There's one ...
They are probably using Wormholes.
Throughout both movies, our heroes refer to distances of travel as “jumps.” It’s never really explained what they mean by this, but based on the sequences of this travel, it seems to be referring to a network of specific intergalactic routes that make up an interstellar “highway” of sorts. To go from Point A to Point B, ...
If they do believe, that's undetermined, but it doesn't have to imply any belief, at all.
"Oh my God" has evolved into a fairly common epithet in modern American English use. When used that way, it does not denote any specific god, or a belief in any god, at all.
Atheists and agnostics will use that phrase, or "Jesus Christ," or "Holy cow," or even more ...
I believe that destructive effect is only for the Power Stone. All the others are held without a problem multiple times as you pointed out in many MCU films. But when someone as strong as Thanos removes the Power Stone from the Gauntlet to power punch Captain Marvel, it shows him struggling and in pain from using it like that, before quickly placing it back.
I found this on MCU wiki page about Groot:
Groot sacrificed himself by forming his body into a protective crash sphere to save the other Guardians, allowing them to survive a crash from low orbit, but shattering him in the process.
It wasn't the changing of the shape that killed him, it was the impact of the high speed crash.
Having seen the movie several times, I don't think anything was "dragging" the girl (Carina, possibly?) towards the Infinity Stone other than her own desire. She had just finished listening to Tanleer explain how powerful the stone is, and earlier in the movie we had seen how he verbally abuses her and forces her to do very menial and back-breaking work.
I messaged Jesse Hildreth, the ILM animator who was responsible for that sublime little dancing Groot at the end and he told me that Vin Diesel definitely did not perform mo-cap for that shot, and in fact it was James Gunn who performed it for the reference footage!
Jesse was also responsible for most of Star-Lord's helmet shots, some close-ups on Rocket's ...
Director gave the answer himself, from comicbook.com
“There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot
was dancing to 'Livin’ Thing' by ELO,” said Gunn. “And it wasn’t such
an elaborate dance. It was more that he was just moving up and down
like this, and Drax was dismissive and gave him this look like he was
a loser when he ...
When you say;
The Terrans defeated the Kree
I presume that you are talking about in the comics. The comic continuity is not relevant to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which takes place in an alternate dimension (Earth-199999). As such, the Kree may be very different in the films from in the comics. We have only seen a couple of instances of Kree in the ...
The answer is on Wikipedia:
Ronan was born on the planet Hala, the capital of the Kree Empire in the Greater Magellanic Cloud. Ronan later joined the Accuser Corps, who are the Kree equivalent of military governors and jurists, and his rise through their ranks was extraordinary; he eventually became the third-most powerful being in the Kree Empire. The ...
Within the Comics (The Bendis versions at least, which is the most current run of GOTG), groot actually has bulbous, glowing areas as par of his anatomy: so there is a precedent for bioluminosity...
By the look of the glowing spores he produces, it is probably to suggest that groot (being a plant) disperses his seeds as by driftseed. There are hundreds of ...
The Comics are relatively ambiguous about this, as so far there has never been a depicted attempt to grow multiple Groots.
In the comics, however, Groot is depicted as occupying a consciousness as long as a part of him remains, and it is inferred cultivated...
In an earlier issue, on another occasion when Groot is disassembled, Rocket is shown tending ...
To know exactly why, one would have to have access to the contracts. (e.g. even though the Kree first appeared in a Fantastic Four comic Marvel was able to use them for Guardians of The Galaxy)
But the reason why Marvel doesn't own the film rights to some of their properties goes back to the 90s.
In 1996 Marvel filed for bankruptcy.
In 1999 Peter Cuneo ...
How does he know Quill is there?
He doesn't. That's why he starts barking questions about who are you/how did you know about this place.
More importantly, how does Korath even know about the Infinity stone?
He doesn't know about the Stone inside, just that he is supposed to retrieve it.
If he does know about it and he also knows it is laying there ...