Vin Diesel has pretty much done it all in his very successful acting career. Known to be very vocal via social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Yesterday, Diesel mentioned on his Facebook page of a highly likely possibility meeting with comic publication giant film division Marvel in the near future. Although nothing was mentioned on what the possible meeting could include, it quickly began sparking talk on possible Marvel characters that Diesel could spearhead. Diesel said in the post:
“Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…”
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. There have been plenty of actors taking meetings with Marvel for big roles that have yet to surface: T.I., The Rock, Will Smith, and now Vin Diesel. 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.
Although this is just the beginning stages of talk, Diesel have a heavy load on his plate currently with other contractual obligations. Production begins on Fast & Furious 7 later this summer, and the actor is also poised to lead the action comedy The Machine and the action-filled 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.