Vin Diesel's multi-lingual Guardians role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2016
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel has admitted shooting 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.' has been more "challenging" than the original movie because he has had to say all of his lines in 16 different languages

Vin Diesel had to say all of his 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' lines in 16 different languages.

The 49-year-old actor will reprise his role as the voice of Groot in the forthcoming film, and while he is pleased his vocal talents will be heard on the motion picture in numerous countries, he admitted the follow up movie has been more "challenging" as a result.

He said: "I know that, on the first one, I, like, recorded six different languages, and now James Gunn wants to increase the number of languages we do this in.

"So, every ADR-ed line, every moment in the movie I have to do like 15, 16 times in different languages -- which are cool because, you know, it means that my voice is being heard in countries where that's not always the case, even with big movies that you do, like 'xXx' or 'Fast [& Furious'].

"It's usually voice actors in respective markets that say your lines and that's not necessarily what the character is always.

"So, I love that, but it definitely makes it that much more challenging."

At the end of the first 'Guardians' movie, which was released in 2014, Diesel's character Groot sacrificed himself and became Baby Groot, and the actor admitted it is quite different voicing a younger character.

He added to Collider: "Yeah, there is a difference. He couldn't be more naive as Baby Groot. I always think of the Groot that we saw on the first Guardians as a college-level Groot, so he's not fully grown yet, but he's a man.

"And once he sacrifices himself at the end of the movie, now he has to start all over, so to speak, but we're gonna see this goofy, adorable, baby Groot thing running around the screen and just learning as he goes."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Written by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

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