At first glance, it looks like Vin Diesel has it pretty easy as the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. He only has to say one line of dialogue, but that's actually pretty hard because he has to say that one line in about 100 different variations. Add all those slight changes with the fact that Diesel also voices Groot in different languages, and then the job gets a lot harder. Well, it isn't getting any easier for Diesel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, because now James Gunn is making him do it in 16 different languages. According to Diesel:
James Gunn now wants to take it from six languages to 16. I did all six languages here [The Tonight Show] and I did it for Groot, and now he wants to do 16 languages.
Vin Diesel appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other night and amid revealing that the apartment building he grew up in was haunted, Diesel said that he now had to do Groot's voice in 16 different languages. In a past appearance on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon made Diesel show off the multilingual Groot in a video that currently has over 10 million views. Because it went viral, director James Gunn decided to bump the language quota up to 16.
It's been said before but Diesel's performance as Groot was one of the biggest surprises of the film, mostly because he imbued such heart into what could have been a very annoying character. Groot was the heart and soul of that team, and when he eventually sacrificed himself to save his friend's lives, it was genuinely heart wrenching. Now Diesel will get to do an all-new take on Groot, who will be child-sized and more innocent in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
If you want to hear "I am Groot" in Korean then check out the video below. It doesn't happen until around the 4:45 mark, but don't skip around if you want to hear what Vin Diesel's haunted apartment was like or what his kids are going to be for Halloween.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is directed and written by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell. The film will see the Guardians out to protect the galaxy once again and dealing with the discovery of Peter Quill's father, Ego the Living Planet.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to be released on May 5, 2017.