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Vin Diesel Hints at Avengers 2 Role

vin diesel avengers 2Following up on his revelation from two weeks ago that Marvel wanted to meet with him, last night Vin Diesel posted a photo of himself posing in front of the cover of The Avengers #2 at the studio’s offices.

If the image itself weren’t enough to ignite a wildfire of speculation, the accompanying Facebook message certainly was:

Marvel meeting today…

Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed…

P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen… you know I get tunnel vision with my work… and after that meeting today… wow!

All right, as there’s little actual information to go on here, let’s have a little fun: Following Diesel’s initial post last month about the mysterious meeting — “no idea what for,” he wrote at the time — we speculated that he may be courted for Guardians of the Galaxy. However, that film is already bursting with talent.

We’re left to wonder then whether the inclusion of The Avengers #2 in the background of the photo is entirely coincidental — or is it an indication that the discussion involved Joss Whedon’s sequel to The Avengers? If so, would Diesel play Thanos, which many people have suggested, or is it possible he’ll portray Giant Man, who looms large on the cover? Is his use of the phrase “tunnel vision” a clue that he’s being eyed to play the Vision, the android some speculated last year could be used as a way to resurrect Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson? (The fan-favorite character is indeed returning, but in the upcoming ABC television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

While we’re on the subject, we’ll throw out a related, but highly unlikely scenario: Vin Diesel will play Space Phantom! OK, that one’s probably way off-base, but other possibilities include spots in Ant-Man, Doctor Strange or one of the more mysterious films in the works for 2015 and beyond.

Perhaps we’ll learn more next week at Comic-Con International in San Diego


  • demoncat_4

    doubtful he could play giant man since an ant man film will be out by then with a differant actor . maybe he is really going to play space phantom or marvel is trying to pull some smoke and mirrors and wants him for thanos after or a bigger secret role would be giant man indeed or disel as the baddie in the doctor strange film. like dormamu. but thinking still thanos . we just have to wait when marvel is ready .

  • percane

    he was the voice of the iron giant as i recall, maybe voice of ultron?

  • bryan david

    Absorbing Man from Masters of Evil…

  • lewis4510

    The Avengers poster is a dead giveaway. I have little doubt he was offered a role in A2. But what that role might be is another matter.

  • Jacob

    Drax the Destoryer is what im hoping for, but probably wont happen

  • FKab77

    Either Absorbing Man as a villain or a redux of Power Man? Sweet Christmas!

  • lewis4510

    Especially since the role has already been cast.

  • jloder24

    No doubt he’s to be Thanos. Probably Vin’s voice and movements with a CGI look, like Gollum. Fantastic casting choice, if it turns out to be the case.

  • Connor Mccluskie

    Dave Bautista Is playing Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • Claude AndPam Parish

    Giant Man? NOOOOO!!!!! Hank Pym is supposed to be SMART!

  • Jacob

    Especially since I didn’t know that.

  • Nerd Rage

    “Tunnel vision” plus Giant Man in the background may hint at Hank Pym. Because ants tunnel, you know? On the hand, it may also refer to Vin playing the Vision, because Vin previously posted a photoshop of himself as the Vision. So, I am guessing Vin will be either Ant Man or the Vision. Honestly, I think he has the star power to bring audiences to see an Ant Man movie, and I think this is the most likely scenario.

  • Lynn Damien Wiberg

    Ant-Man won’t be out before Avengers 2.

  • JB Sapienza

    He’d be an amazing Absorbing Man.

  • delrvich

    The Vision or The Mole Man

  • BoilingMan

    I hope they’re hiring him as key grip because he is a terrible actor.

  • demoncat_4

    then he may be giant man after all plus that would mean marvel also has picked some one for the ant man film since they are the same character with vin disel. though still think he may be being set up for thanos.

  • matt

    He better be playing vision. Armie Hammer of Lone Ranger would be a perfect Ant Man.