Marvel Names First Actor For 'Guardians of The Galaxy' Animated Series

Kevin Michael Richardson is Groot
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Step aside, Vin Diesel — now someone else gets to say “I Am Groot.” Marvel Television has revealed that Kevin Michael Richardson will be voicing the fan-favorite character in the upcoming Disney XD animated series Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

This won’t be Richardson’s first Marvel voice role; he’s previously played time-traveling mutant Bishop in Wolverine and the X-Men, and super-spy Nick Fury in the Super Hero Squad animated series. He’s also provided voices for characters from Marvel competitor DC, including Trigon on Teen Titans and the Joker in the 2004 series The Batman.

Richardson is the first actor to be announced for the animated series based on James Gunn’s successful movie from last summer. The series was initially announced at last year’s New York Comic Con, and will be produced by Marvel with Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb acting as executive producers.

Additional members of the voice cast will be announced throughout the week.

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