Is Vin Diesel Campaigning for Another Marvel Role?

By August 11, 2014

Vin Diesel, Facebook user extraordinaire, asks his followers what franchise he should be a part of next. They say Marvel. Over the course of the next few months, he leaks all sorts of information about taking meetings with Marvel and being in talks with Marvel for a role, and ultimately he ends up playing a character in the Marvel universe. Sound familiar? That’s basically how he scored the role of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, but now it appears the Fast & Furious star is at it again: he’s taken to Facebook once more, and it looks like he’s teasing a role in The Inhumans, a film project that’s been whispered about behind the scenes (but still not confirmed) by Marvel for the past couple of years.

Vin and Marvel… you all made it happen!
I get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I’m Inhuman… Haha.

Inhuman…get it? Diesel’s never exactly been a subtle guy. Plus, Screencrush reminds us of a quote Diesel gave a while back that could come into play:

When I met with Marvel it wasn’t for anything immediate, it was to talk about a film that would be introduced in the Phase 3 part of Marvel, not for a few years. You wouldn’t be able to see it for a few years.

Much like Guardians, I don’t know much about the Inhumans, but it involves an alien race called the Kree, giant Celestials, and secret mists that grant superhero powers. I’d normally say that’s way too weird for a mainstream film, but Guardians of the Galaxy had a terrific debut at the box office, so at this point it’s clear that Marvel can get just about as weird as they want and audiences will still show up.

There have been a handful of actors over the years who have played multiple characters in the Marvel universe – Chris Evans in Captain America and The Fantastic Four, Sam Elliot in Ghost Rider and The Incredible Hulk, Ray Stevenson in Punisher: War Zone and Thor, Jon Favreau in Daredevil and the Iron Man films, etc. – but as far as I can tell, it’s never happened within two films specifically produced by Marvel Studios, so Diesel would be breaking new ground here.

What do you think? Do you want to see an Inhumans movie? Which character should Diesel play?

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