Vin Diesel already has one Marvel part, playing the fan favorite, Groot, in Guardians of the Galaxy, but that hasn’t stopped him from teasing potential involvement in other MCU films.
If you’ll recall, back in December, Diesel temporarily uploaded the above photo on his Facebook page with the caption, “I get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I’m Inhuman…” This immediately sent Marvel fans into a frenzy, wondering if he was going to play Black Bolt in the upcoming Inhumans movie. Of course, Diesel deleted the post shortly after, but it was already all over the internet, and it resulted in some speculation from bloggers and fans alike. Was he actually teasing involvment in the movie, or was he trying to campaign for the role?
More interesting was the fact that Kevin Feige has left the door open for Diesel to take on some sort of a live-action role:
“He really is a force of nature. I was always a fan. But I’ve really grown to respect him and love what he does and what he stands for. So certainly someday. Right now I’m just so happy that the Groot thing worked out and that he’s embraced it in the way that he has. But I think there are any number of places that he could fit in a live-action way.” (Source.)
With the Inhumans movie still a ways away, chances are it’ll be a while before we get any kind of confirmation on any casting, but that didn’t stop MTV from asking Diesel about it in a recent interview.
Here’s a small snippet from MTV regarding what he says in response:
“Oh god,” Diesel said, laughing. “Wow. Right for the jugular. You see, Marvel? They ask me these questions!”
To be fair, we were the first interview Diesel had during the busy junket day, so he was perhaps thrown by what we asked. That said, once he composed himself, he continued, explaining, “You know, I enjoyed the experience of playing Groot. A lot of it was the great cast, and the genius of James Gunn. But I also enjoyed, you know, entering into the Marvel world. And… Good things will come from that.”
“Good things will come from that” sounds pretty promising, no?