Earlier this month Vin Diesel revealed quite openly on his Facebook page that he’d been meeting with Marvel, saying “Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed…”.
Diesel is currently at Comic-Con promoting Riddick, and when it came to the Q&A section it was only a matter of time before someone asked the actor whether he’d be popping up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I will say there is some very big news coming at the end of this month,” he revealed, adding, “Poor Marvel, poor, poor Marvel”
I doubt there’d be any news if Diesel wasn’t going to be in one of their upcoming movies, so it’s safe to assume the actor will be appearing in something. Guardians of the Galaxy is currently filming and The Avengers 2 gets under-way early next year, so he could potentially play someone in either of those (or both knowing Marvel). The Mad Titan known as Thanos, who was behind the Chitauri Earth invasion in The Avengers, would be a cool choice.
In his original Facebook post about the meeting Diesel said “you know I get tunnel vision with my work,” leading some to believe he was hinting about taking on the role of Vision who in the comics is an android and a member of the Avengers.