Vin Diesel to Meet with Marvel
Remember last year when Vin Diesel changed his profile pic to an image of Marvel’s Vision? What it came down to was that Diesel had been putting his name out there for the folks at Marvel to see and maybe make the deal happen. Obviously, nothing ever came of it, and there is a pretty heavy fan base that would rather see Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson fill the role of Vision, but now that we know Coulson will be back for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., that won’t be happening.
Anyway, back to Vin Diesel. The Fast and Furious and Riddick star set the nerd world aflame this afternoon when he coyly posted on his Facebook page that he had a meeting set up with a certain comic book film company.
P.s. Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…
The action star left it at that and has kept us in the dark since then and will very likely keep it that way, as Marvel will probably slap him with a Non-Disclosure Agreement, so he won’t be talking after the meeting. Folks have immediately been thinking that they could be approaching Diesel to play Vision in an upcoming film, but I think there are a couple more realistic options out there.
Numerous actors have approached the studio in regards to playing Luke Cage in either a solo film or a Heroes For Hire project, both of which have been rumored for some time. Keep in mind that Marvel has three un-named projects on their schedule. The next suggestion would be for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, in the form of Groot. If you’ll remember, Diesel stole the hearts of movie-goers when he voiced the Iron Giant in the film of the same name and seeing him take on the wooden warrior may not be too far of a stretch.
With San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, we may soon find out what this mysterious meeting is all about. As always, keep checking back for the latest news on this intriguing story.