There have been very few images officially revealed from the set of Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. But if you want to get a few behind the scenes looks a little early, there's always Vin Diesel's Facebook page. Case in point: the actor, who is playing Groot in the 2014 film, previously posted a video of himself walking around on stilts and talking about the character. This time, he's posted a picture of himself posing with every comic reader's favorite minimalist sentient tree.

No trailer has been released yet, so this picture provides one of the earliest looks at what Groot will look like in the James Gunn directed feature. The design is more or less in line with what you'd expect, minus a few inches of branches on his head. Also notable, Groot doesn't seem to have a nose, or even nostrils. I guess that could kind of make sense -- though admittedly, the second you attempt to understand the breathing methods of a sentient tree, you are starting yourself down a terrible path.

Guardians of the Galaxy arrives in theaters August 1, 2014.


[Via ScreenCrush]