On his official Facebook page, actor Vin Diesel told his fans, “Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…”
Given the level of success to which Diesel has helped propel the “Fast and Furious” franchise, it’s not all that surprising to hear Marvel is considering doing business with him. The obvious question on fans’ minds is which character Diesel might be tapped to play. There are a few untitled Phase Three Marvel projects scheduled for 2016 and 2017, but there are still possibilities within Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is still early enough into its production to bolster its impressive cast while “The Avengers 2” is ramping up for principal photography in the first half of 2014. Based on his physique, it’s easy to imagine Diesel as Thanos, provided Benecio Del Toro, whose “GoTG” role has not been announced, is not already playing the character. Regardless of the role, Diesel would be a very big signee for Marvel.
The anticipation in Hall H is going to be even crazier than normal at San Diego Comic Con next month.