Two weeks ago Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page and told 44 million fans that Marvel had requested a meeting with him and that he didn’t know what for. Years prior he had revealed in an interview that one day he’d be open to making a Marvel superhero movie and that he had a specific type of villain in mind.
The star of the Fast & Furious franchise just had that meeting and from his words, was very impressed. Has he joined Earth’s Mightiest?
Diesel, while known for his action-heavy roles in tentpole franchises, has never done a comic book movie, but last summer created a stir of rumors when changing his Facebook profile image to that of Vision, a member of The Avengers in Marvel Comics. Whether or not that was the most intentional hint ever, we don’t know, but Diesel is in talks with the studio for something as he revealed this evening:
Marvel meeting today…
Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed…
P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen… you know I get tunnel vision with my work… and after that meeting today… wow!
The timing of the meeting just a week before Comic-Con could be a sign that the role(s) he may be discussing is for a project to be announced at the Marvel Studios presentation on Saturday, July 20th. If so, it would be one of the three unannounced films with release dates in 2016-17.
Another, more likely possibility is that since Guardians of the Galaxy is just beginning production in London, Diesel could be in talks for a key role in that film and again, could be a part of an unveiling of the film’s main cast, a la The Avengers back at Comic-Con 2010. With his voice, it’d be crazy for him not to be considered for voicing Groot or Thanos.
What film and character would Diesel be a good fit for? You tell us.
Iron Man 3 is currently in theaters, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016 and May 5 2017.
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