Vin Diesel in talks to star in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

'The Fast and The Furious' star Vin Diesel is in negotiations to join Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'.

If Diesel comes on board, he would play the tree-like alien in the James Gunn-directed movie, reported Deadline.

Diesel posted a caption less picture of Groot on his Facebook page before taking it down.

The Groot character can absorb wood to gain strength and recover from injuries as well as control trees. While hyper-intelligent, the alien seems to only ever say the line 'I am Groot' over and over to those who cannot hear his real voice.

It is not the first time that Diesel has hinted about his involvement with the movie.

On July 9 he posted, "Marvel meeting today. Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed.