Vin Diesel Says Marvel Wants to Meet with Him

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Could Vin Diesel soon be adding “superhero movie” to his resume?  The web savvy actor took to his Facebook account today to reveal that he may be meeting with Marvel in the near future, saying “Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…”  This doesn’t mean that the Fast & Furious 6 star is definitely going to be in a Marvel movie, but it certainly sounds like the studio is interested in the actor for…something.  The presumed “Big Bad” for Marvel’s Phase Two is Thanos, with the character likely acting as the primary villain in The Avengers 2, and it’s not exactly a stretch to think of Diesel taking on the role.  Hit the jump for more.

vin-diesel-marvelIt’s important to keep in mind that Marvel has had numerous meetings with actors in the past that have yet to appear in Marvel movies.  The studio may simply want to gauge Diesel’s interest in appearing in a Marvel film down the line, or it’s also possible that they already have a role in mind.  At this point, all we have to go on is Diesel’s tantalizing Facebook message.

The studio recently announced firm release dates for three upcoming films, two set to open in 2016 and one for 2017.  The general consensus is that Marvel will reveal the identity of one or more of these films at Comic-Con next month, and it’s possible—though maybe not likely—that they’d like to announce Diesel as the star of one of these at the panel as well.  Should the actor sign on for a Marvel film, he would stand to make a considerable amount of money, and the likelihood of contract negotiations between he and the studio starting and concluding before Comic-Con kicks off in a little over three weeks might be a tad optimistic.

Even if Diesel doesn’t sign on for a Marvel movie, though, the actor is still going to be plenty busy in the near future.  Production begins on Fast & Furious 7 later this summer, and the actor is also poised to lead the action comedy The Machine and the actioner The Last Witch Hunter.  He has also been promising movement on his long-talked-about Hannibal pic, and aims to make two more Riddick sequels after the release of this September’s third installment.

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  • Matt1

    I thought Thanos was CGI. Would he be the voice? Mo-Cap??

  • vin dienzel washingTON

    VIN DIESEL FOR LOBO!

    wait, who is Marvel’s version of Lobo?…

    VIN DIESEL FOR DOCTOR STRANGE.

    OR VIN DIESEL FOR MARK RUFFALO AS HULK.

    OR VIN DIESEL FOR SOME SORT OF CYBERNETIC WISE-CRACKING TANK-THINGY.

    VIN DIESEL FOR THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK CROSSOVERS (THAT NO ONE WOULD EVER WANT EVER, JUST RE-WATCH PITCH BLACK, YOU SHITz!)

    …He’s too big to play Ant-Man. Y’all acting like Gary Coleman came back from the dead.

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  • Dan

    Vision?

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    I generally like Vin Diesel

    • OhDawg

      Me, too. He’s not necessarily a box office draw for me (very few actors are these days), but he’s certainly not one I would avoid. And there are those guys out there.

      • InternetSaviour

        Not a Box Office draw? WTF is wrong with you? Fast 5 made $626 million and Fast 6 is about to pass $650 million

      • OhDawg

        Meh. I meant to say that he by himself isn’t a reason for ME to see a film. I realize others feel different. Sorry, I was a bit distracted when I wrote that, didn’t pay enough attention.

        And I don’t think he necessarily was the big draw when it comes to the success of that particular franchise, but rather the concept and premise and the fact that the director actually delivered on the promise of that premise. He certainly didn’t hurt the box office, but how much of that money comes from people who went just to see him?

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  • Pk

    He was perfect for drax the destroyer

  • Littertray

    He has to be Rocket, that would be so funny.

  • LEM

    He could be Deathlok.

  • Drake

    I would definitely be fine.with seeing him in the Marvel universe. He’s been kickin it pretty good in the last couple Fast movies.

  • Daniel Chhuy

    I already think he would have been a better choice for Drax than a WWE has been

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  • JohnSMith

    Lobo

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  • SNOOP

    I Thought Marvel already had an actor for Thanos he’s the actor that is playing Kurse the Destroyer and a Dark Elf in Thor the Dark World can’t think of his name right off the top of my head but I thought he said in an interview with some reporter he was signed for the part since he did the appearance at the end of the Avengers / partially CGI .

  • SNOOP

    Maybe the Thing in the Fantastic Four reboot ?

    • AHAHAHr

      I think thats owned by Fox still but it would be cool because he was a rock before….get it?!

  • Bob

    Diesel would be great for Thanos. I had originally as Drax which he would have been perfect for. But Diesel has that ruff voice that would work great for Thanos. I can def see it.

  • Bob

    I hope he joins the MCU though, hes gotten a lot better at acting imho. If you watched the last 2 Fast and Furious movies then you have to admit his acting is way better. And hes still great at action and being a badass. I had him fancasted as Drax; people can look back at past storys on Guardians to see. But, I would be happy if he got Thanos. Like a mo-cap cgi voiced by Diesel. If you watched Iron Giant, or Riddick, or Fast and Furiius you can tell he has the perfect voice for it.

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  • william powhida

    VIN DIESEL will be working as a janitor on the avengers 2 set. He’ll be getting paid $6.25 an hour. good for him.

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  • Vik M

    Vin Diesel should play a character named Cable. At least that is what I think. I’ve always felt, growing up on these comics in the 80s and 90s, that a movie about Cable was inevitable because of how important he was when he first debuted. He’s an amazing character, my brother’s favorite when we were kids. However, to do a movie about Cable, a movie about X-Force would be necessary and a couple of other movies need to be made prior to the debut of this character. Cable is, though, a time traveller. They can simply introduce the character in another movie’s plot due to his time-traveling ability. I personally feel it would be better if someone LIKE the guy that played Thor would be Cable, because that is how Cable looks like in the comics due to Rob Liefeld’s drawings of him. BUT, VIn Diesel plays anti-heros and Cable is a perfect anti-hero. Vin seems like a great fit, outside of the facial look necessary to be Cable. And that Vin has no hair, let alone white/silver hair. But that is my personal opinion. If Marvel is looking to give him another role, I hope some money-hungry whore at Marvel and Disney (gotta love Hollywood and the people that are attracted to it, rather than working a factory job or manual labor job) reads this post and doesn’t plan another role for him but Cable. But patience is not a virtue of the people that run Hollywood. Money is. I really these parasite would move to India and China already.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he’ll be Blockbuster in the Deadpool movie…?

  • Max

    No No No! Keep this one note actor away from my beloved Marvel franchise!!

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