Vin Diesel Teases ‘Inhumans’ Role?

Published 4 months ago by , Updated August 11th, 2014 at 6:34 am,

Vin Diesel is Groot Official Guardians of the Galaxy Vin Diesel Teases Inhumans Role?

Vin Diesel’s voiceover role as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the many crowd-pleasing highlights featured in James Gunn’s entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Despite only saying three words for a majority of his screen time, the character endeared himself to comic book fans and casual moviegoers alike, solidifying the Fast and Furious star’s place in one of the biggest franchises today.

However, Diesel may not be done bringing Marvel creations to life just yet. Before joining Guardians, the studio had brought Diesel in to discuss a different role entirely. Diesel hinted that it was a “fresh IP” with the intention of hitting theaters in 2016 or 2017. Clearly, there have been plans in place for the actor to be involved in the MCU through Phase 3 and beyond.

Inhumans Roster Art Marvel Comics Vin Diesel Teases Inhumans Role?

One rumor that gained a lot of traction was Diesel appearing in an adaptation of the Inhumans property. That hypothetical project is one that Kevin Feige is confident in, stating that it’s something they are “talking about.” That, combined with two members of the Inhumans team securing spots on the “Avengers NOW!” reboot make it a distinct possibility that The Inhumans will be one of the nine unannounced movies on deck.

These rumors aren’t likely to die now that Diesel himself posted the following for his 82+ million Facebook fans to see:

Note his using of “Inhuman” in his thank you message to Marvel. While this is far from a guarantee that he will in fact be appearing in an Inhumans film (he once did something similar with Marvel’s robot superhero Vision), the fact that the property is emerging as a priority for Marvel and Diesel has been connected to a mystery film in the past makes it seem likely that audiences will be treated to the Inhumans sooner rather than later.

For those not in the know, the Inhumans are the result of Kree experiments on early humans, designed to serve as a super-powered army to aid the alien race during a period of conflict. The Kree were featured in Guardians of the Galaxy, laying the foundation for these elements to be showcased in the films – especially as the studio continues to embrace the cosmic side of the source material moving forward.

Inhumans Kree Marvel Comics Vin Diesel Teases Inhumans Role?

Assuming this is true, and Diesel does indeed sign on for a second Marvel role (many feel he would be a good choice for the team’s leader Blackbolt, including our very own Rob Keyes), the question will shift to when we can expect to see him leading a superhero movie in the flesh. Marvel’s plans for 2015 and 2016 appear to be set, with Doctor Strange the only film that’s not been officially confirmed yet.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has already claimed the July 2017 date the studio set aside, but there are two remaining for that year in May and November. The studio is looking to complement a sequel with the launch of a brand new series each year, giving them a perfect opportunity to introduce the moviegoing public to a new team of heroes a few years from now.

What say you, Screen Ranters? Do you think this means Diesel is starring in The Inhumans? Sound off in the comments below.

We’ll keep you updated on the development of The Inhumans.

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  1. They just don’t wanna give ol’ Diesel a speaking role do they?

    • Just thinking “out loud,” but if they wanted to, they could find a scientific way for Black Bolt to speak without destroying the world. Something like a muzzle that allows him to speak but reduces the force of his voice. Then when he wants to use it as a weapon it’s still there.

      Probably not, but it’s still a possibility.

      • Couldn’t they just to it through telepathy like they do in the comics?

      • Could be the performance of the century if they could pull off using a main lead who doesn’t even speak. I think it could be pretty impressive

      • Black bolt could be really good at txting in the movies (sponsored by samsungs latest nexus phone of course) lol.

        .. Or you know.. Sign language. Thousands of people use it everyday to comunicate rather effectively.

    • LMAO. right

  2. This has been a long-time coming. The Inhumans are Marvel’s X-Men and source of “superpowers” among the ordinary. It’s also the bridge between GOTG and Earth-based stories with their Kree history and potential future stories where they head to the Kree homeworld.

    • Did you say Inhumans are Marvel’s X-Men? As opposed to Marvel’s other X-Men… the X-Men? I’m gonna assume you meant Marvel Studios.

      • no, i think he meant x-men. since for the movie portion of the marvel universe they are not allowed to use ‘x-men’ or ‘mutants’ in any of their work thanks to short-sightedness when signing with fox there is a very limited path to introduce new marvel characters. i mean, marvel CANT do a movie about THEIR wolverine! so until fox finally gives up and returns the rights there is no natural ‘super-meta-awesome-human’ archetype in marvel; enter the inhumans.

  3. Anybody remember when Tom Hardy was rumored as Dr Strange? Well I think Dr. Strange should go to someone else, and Tom Hardy should play Black Bolt. Vin Diesel seems a bit too old and way bigger than Black Bolt looks. Tom Hardy seems like the perfect actor for this role.

    • I agree! I think Hardy would be perfect.

  4. Screen Rant! Do an article on who you would like to see cast as the different members of the Inhumans family!

  5. He had said stuff about ‘merging brands’… Cosmic meets Earth-based? Alien meets Human: Inhuman, Nova and Captain Marvel perhaps?

    My wildest guess, we’re going to see a Phase 3 movie consisting at least 2 of those brands altogether (most probably Inhumans and Ms/Captain Marvel). War of Kings, following Guardians 2? Totally won’t be surprised if that is really happening :D

    And speaking of Vin as Black Bolt, as far as I know the guy is completely silent, so that means he’s bringing the physicallity to Black Bolt, and voice to Groot *coughJarvisVisioncough*. Not complaining if that turns out to be the case, in fact… perhaps Bradley Cooper as Wendell Vaughn? Or even better, Adam Warlock.

  6. anyone who has seen Riddick knows that Vin can carry a movie without much dialogue. the first 1/3 of the movie is just riddick with his dog survivng on the island

  7. If this pushes through the way most people want it (myself included) then this would mean:

    Vin Diesel starred in one MCU movie where only his voice could be heard (He’s heard but not seen), then another where he’s basically rendered mute (He’s seen but not heard)?

  8. Yeah. Im fine with Vin just being Groot. Let someone else be Blackbolt…

  9. I actually like the idea of having the Inhumans into the MCU. Could even be the start of a Ms. Marvel movie. I’d say, GO FOR IT!!