‘What If…?’ Season 2 Continues With Groot Without Vin Diesel Voicing him

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In the latest season of ‘What If…?’ fans were in for a surprise as Vin Diesel did not return to voice Groot. The premiere episode showcased a scenario where Nebula, now with the Nova Corps, teams up with unlikely allies like Howard the Duck, Miek Korg, and Groot to save Xandar from Ronan’s clutches and Nova Prime’s dark plans.

While Groot played a smaller role in the episode, it was evident that a different voice actor, Fred Tatisciore, took on the role, marking the first time someone other than Vin Diesel voiced the beloved character. Diesel has been the consistent voice of Groot in all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, earning a substantial paycheck of around 55 million dollars for his contributions.

The reasons behind Diesel’s absence from voicing Groot in ‘What If…?’ remain unclear. However, it’s worth noting that not all live-action actors reprised their roles for the animated counterparts in the series. Despite this, several familiar voices returned, including Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, and Jude Law as Yon-Rogg.


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Vin Diesel’s absence in the voice cast coincides with a lawsuit filed by his former personal assistant, Asta Jonasson, alleging sexual assault during the filming of ‘Fast Five’ in 2010. The lawsuit claims that Diesel assaulted Jonasson in an Atlanta hotel, leading to her wrongful termination from Diesel’s production company, One Race Films. Diesel’s legal team vehemently denies the allegations. However, it’s important to note that this lawsuit surfaced long after the completion of ‘What If…?’ production, eliminating any direct connection between the two events.

As the mystery behind Vin Diesel’s absence unfolds, fans can still enjoy the diverse voices bringing Marvel’s animated characters to life in ‘What If…?’ Season 2. Share your thoughts on this surprising development in the comments below!

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