It’s no secret that Vin Diesel has become one of the most successful actors in the industry, with the re-launched Fast and Furious franchise boosting his recognition that much higher in the past four years.
And following the success of its latest instalment this summer, it looks like Diesel may well be bound for the Marvel Cinematic Universe somewhere down the line.
Diesel, who is of course well known for connecting with his fans on Facebook, has taken to the web once more and announced that Marvel looking to meet with him:
P.s. Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…
Let the speculation begin, folks, because the prospect of Diesel joining the franchise is nothing short of awesome.
The Fast and Furious franchise has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with Fast and Furious 6 already taking $650m. so far at the global box office. And with Fast and Furious 7 scheduled for Summer 2015, Diesel is showing no signs of slowing down on that front.
His upcoming slate also includes the long-awaited sequel, Riddick, which hits cinemas this September. And he’s also got a slew of other projects in various stages of development, including The Machine, his long-hoped-for Hannibal movie, and a xXx sequel.
Add to that the possibility of a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and things couldn’t get much better.
Like Diesel says, there’s no official word on who he could be playing. But, given that the meeting/s are only just beginning, it seems like a safe bet that the earliest he could be joining the ranks would be for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2.
And you can’t help but wonder if Marvel are courting him to take on the Big Bad role of Thanos, who was set up in the post-credits scenes of Whedon’s blockbuster last year, and is set to become a major player on the side of evil in the sequels to come.
As a huge fan of everything Diesel does, the prospect is definitely brilliant to entertain. Whether he’s meeting about Thanos, another character in that Universe, or something else entirely, having Vin Diesel and Marvel in the same room can only be good news. Both sides are incredibly creative in what they do, and we’ll be hoping that Diesel will return to Facebook very soon after sitting down with the studio.
No doubt the hardest part for him getting involved with Marvel will be to keep things quiet from his fans.