What Does Marvel Want With Vin Diesel?

Vin Diesel

On Facebook, actor says meeting is in the works

Fans of Marvel and the “Fast and the Furious” franchise can start placing their bets on what mysterious character is being eyed for Vin Diesel.

Diesel posted on his Facebook page that “Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…”

It wouldn’t be surprising if the post is soon removed at the request of Marvel. The company was not very happy when Frank Grillo posted that he would be testing for a part in the role that was later to be revealed to be Crossbones in “Captain America: Winter Soldier.”

Grillo still got the role but Marvel has always been a company that likes to keep things close to the vest.

But what does this meeting involve? Marvel has several films lined up all the way through 2017; and while unnamed at this time, guesses include properties like “Dr. Strange” and “Black Panther.” “Ant-Man” director Edgar Wright, who has already been busy denying casting rumors, is also looking to cast his superhero.

There is also the question of whether the character could be an antagonist in the Marvel Universe. Joss Whedon has still not cast the role of Thanos in “The Avengers 2,” and casting is up and running on that project. A big name like Diesel’s would certainly excite fans of the series.

So what character do you think Diesel is meeting for?

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  1. Lloyd Da Jewbag Blankfein says:

    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 lot 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.

  2. cinemagician says:

    I think if you darkened his skin just a hair he would be perfect for Black Panther. Bring that Pitch Black style to the character- it’d be a sweet Panther.

  3. Alex says:

    I hope AntMan!! For real he would make that role awesome.

  4. Richard Rich says:

    Thanos, easily…. He make a perfect supper villain seeing as he terrorizes every other film he stars.

  5. therealeverton says:

    Based on his voice I’d go with either Thanos or an Iron Guant inspired Vision.

  6. Ari Emanuel says:

    Norrin Radd — The Silver Surfer

    • Lloyd Da Jewbag Blankfein says:

      Shut the f-ck you crazy parasitic Jewbag. Soo when are you Jewbags moving to China and India? You’ve bankrupted the US economically and destroyed us culturally and socially. What’s there more to do here? Please move onto Chinky China and eat frog leg soup with your alien friends over there. Not here. Crypto-fascist psychopaths…

  7. Brodie says:

    Absorbing Man!

  8. Snathan says:

    He was rumored to the man behind the Avengers character Vision a loooong time ago. I wonder if that’s their interest still.

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