Vin Diesel says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-star Zoe Saldana is one of the reasons he's doing 'Avatar' sequel

Vin Diesel says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-star Zoe Saldana is one of the reasons he's doing 'Avatar' sequel

Vin Diesel is now soon going to be a part of James Cameron's 'Avatar' world. And fans have Diesel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-star Zoe Saldana to thank for the 'Fast And Furious' actor taking up the role.

Diesel voices one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the precious tree monster Groot. But since the actor only provides his voice for the role of Groot, he isn't on the set with his co-stars and fellow Guardians. But that hasn't kept them from developing a close bond.

"Probably my favorite in the whole cast [and] the closest in my family is Zoe Saldana," Diesel shared in a recent post. "Hence 'Avatar'. Hence why I'm doing 'Avatar', or one of the reasons."

Actors Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel attend the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War on April 23, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

While there is a long time for the much-awaited sequel to hit theatres (not until December 2020), Diesel says he is always looking out for exciting projects, and always on the "grind".

"I'm always torn, you know. As much as I can celebrate 'Avengers' right now I've got ['Fast and Furious 9'] coming in 2020. We got to grind man. We got to grind," he shared.

Earlier this month, the 'Fast and Furious' actor took to Instagram to announce that he has joined the star-studded cast of the 'Avatar' sequel. In a video — that we suspect was filmed on the sets of the 'Avatar' film — the actor appeared alongside director James Cameron, who also confirmed that Diesel is now a part of the big 'Avatar' family.



Diesel will join Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell and Oona Chaplin as new cast members. Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang will all reprise their roles.

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