Vin Diesel Says Marvel Wants to Meet with Him

     June 26, 2013

vin-diesel-marvel

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.

marvel-logo-slice

Tags

Around The Web

Latest News

This Star Wars Video Game Costs $100,000

No need to put your money towards a good cause. Buy a stupidly expensive video game instead.

Watch: BARELY LETHAL’s Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner are forced to choose.

In Defense of TOMORROWLAND

We need more movies like Brad Bird's ode to optimism.

IT Remake Not Dead Yet; Moving Back To Warner Bros.

The Stephen King adaptation is moving back to its original studio and original setting, but not with Cary Fukunaga.

WONDER WOMAN: Chris Pine in Talks to Play Love Interest Steve Trevor

Gal Gadot starts in the upcoming superhero film.

Jason Reitman to Write and Direct BEEKLE for DreamWorks Animation

After a string of box office misfires, DreamWorks Animation and the 'Juno' filmmaker will join forces in what looks to be a new creative direction.

TRANSFORMERS Prequel in the Works; Michael Bay Returning for T5?

The next 'Transformers' movie could be yet another sequel directed by Bay.

Filming Begins on Doug Liman’s MENA, Starring Tom Cruise; Full Cast Revealed

Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, and more join the 'Edge of Tomorrow' reunion pic.

DOCTOR STRANGE: Tilda Swinton in Talks to Play the Ancient One

While they're at it, Marvel should probably just let Swinton play *all* the roles in 'Doctor Strange'.

COP CAR Trailer: Don’t Mess with Creepy Kevin Bacon

Two young boys take Kevin Bacon's cop car out for a joy ride, then soon realize it was a very, very bad idea.

Page 1 of 3,96712345...102030...Last »