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Vin Diesel on his meeting with Marvel: "Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed"

Jul. 10, 2013by:

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The internet exploded a couple of weeks ago when news broke that Marvel had requested a meeting with Vin Diesel. Nothing else was revealed so of course we were left to endlessly speculate about what the meeting was about. What character would Marvel be interested in having Vin Diesel play? Would he play a hero or a villain? Will they use his intimidating physique to their advantage or had Marvel finally found someone to voice Rocket Raccoon?

Well we can tell you that Vin Diesel did meet with Marvel yesterday and it sounds like the actor was impressed with what they had to say. On his Facebook page the actor posted this image of himself as well as a little note about the meeting.

Vin Diesel

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!

Now just because there's a picture of an Avengers comic behind Diesel doesn't mean he's going to be in THE AVENGERS 2 but Vin Diesel does like to connect with and reward his fans so maybe it's a tease by him but really I'm just speculating here. Comic-Con is a week away so perhaps there will be some sort of big reveal. Maybe it's for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY or one of Marvel's unannounced films that are set to be released between 2016 and 2017, but either way there's a lot of people excited to see what Marvel has in store for Vin Diesel, if he does join their cinematic universe.

You can check out Vin Diesel in RIDDICK on September 6th, 2013 and the next chapter in Marvel's Phase Two films is THOR: THE DARK WORLD, which is out November 8th, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Last year there were rumors Vin Diesel was going to play the android Vision because he used an image of the character as his Facebook profile picture. Scarlet Witch will be in THE AVENGERS 2 and she's a love interest of Vision, so do you think Marvel noticed and has now offered Diesel the role?

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8:50AM on 07/11/2013

Possibilities include

* Skurge the Executioner
* Ulysses Klaw
* Absorbing Man (Carl "Crusher" Creel)
* Atlas (Erik Stephan Josten)

Actually, he could literally be any character drawn by Jack Kirby.
* Skurge the Executioner
* Ulysses Klaw
* Absorbing Man (Carl "Crusher" Creel)
* Atlas (Erik Stephan Josten)

Actually, he could literally be any character drawn by Jack Kirby.
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4:42AM on 07/11/2013
Kingpin dammit. He could be the central villain of the Marvel Knights films.
Kingpin dammit. He could be the central villain of the Marvel Knights films.
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2:36AM on 07/11/2013
venom/eddie brock...make it happen
venom/eddie brock...make it happen
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4:05PM on 07/10/2013
His "wow" comment makes me think it's something that even he didn't think about - so those suggesting a Daredevil role...might be right. It's just, I can't see him saying wow...to something totally obvious...like the Vision role (obvious in the sense that it was his FB pic for a short while and sparked all the initial fuss). Then again, may be he's dong a Jack Sparrow and actually telling us the truth (Giant Man image behind him or the tunnel vision comment)...so we don't believe the truth.
His "wow" comment makes me think it's something that even he didn't think about - so those suggesting a Daredevil role...might be right. It's just, I can't see him saying wow...to something totally obvious...like the Vision role (obvious in the sense that it was his FB pic for a short while and sparked all the initial fuss). Then again, may be he's dong a Jack Sparrow and actually telling us the truth (Giant Man image behind him or the tunnel vision comment)...so we don't believe the truth.
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3:21PM on 07/10/2013

I Am Sure He Will Be A Central Villain

He is probably playing a big villain role, just the way his meeting was separate from all others, kind of random, like when they are casting the super hero teams, they seem to cast over a few weeks and we hear about it one after the other, this is different, which makes me think it could be a large role, but he is not playing a central Marvel hero, who would he he play? But a vilian, such as Thanos, that I could see.
He is probably playing a big villain role, just the way his meeting was separate from all others, kind of random, like when they are casting the super hero teams, they seem to cast over a few weeks and we hear about it one after the other, this is different, which makes me think it could be a large role, but he is not playing a central Marvel hero, who would he he play? But a vilian, such as Thanos, that I could see.
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3:00PM on 07/10/2013

HE SAiD IT HIMSELF!

He said "I get tunnel VISION with my work" Maybe he just threw that out there to fuel speculation, but that sounds like a big clue to me. He met to talk about playing Vision.
He said "I get tunnel VISION with my work" Maybe he just threw that out there to fuel speculation, but that sounds like a big clue to me. He met to talk about playing Vision.
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2:07PM on 07/10/2013

Is Black Panther just too obvious?

Though whoever he is it should be good.
Though whoever he is it should be good.
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2:07PM on 07/10/2013

Vin should play...

Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2.
Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2.
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1:50PM on 07/10/2013
I think he would be perfect for Black Bolt from the Inhumans but that's a tough role as it has extremely limited speaking parts. I agree with a lot of other people that he would be good as the voice of Ultron and of they're going the double Ant Man route I think he's right for Scott Lang. I just hope he's actually cast as someone so that this isn't just a pipe dream/speculation that goes nowhere.
I think he would be perfect for Black Bolt from the Inhumans but that's a tough role as it has extremely limited speaking parts. I agree with a lot of other people that he would be good as the voice of Ultron and of they're going the double Ant Man route I think he's right for Scott Lang. I just hope he's actually cast as someone so that this isn't just a pipe dream/speculation that goes nowhere.
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1:13PM on 07/10/2013
I always thought Vin Diesel would make a great Thing. He has that gravel voice and can be funny, charming and tough. He would be a great Ben Grimm.
I always thought Vin Diesel would make a great Thing. He has that gravel voice and can be funny, charming and tough. He would be a great Ben Grimm.
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1:02PM on 07/10/2013

it's right there! Don't you see it?

The arrow pointing to Giant Man! Why else would he be standing right there??
The arrow pointing to Giant Man! Why else would he be standing right there??
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3:17PM on 07/10/2013
He is not playing Giant Man, Giant Man and Ant Man are the same person and they already have Simon Pegg playing Ant Man in it own feature.
He is not playing Giant Man, Giant Man and Ant Man are the same person and they already have Simon Pegg playing Ant Man in it own feature.
4:26PM on 07/10/2013
Since when was Pegg cast as Ant-Man?
Since when was Pegg cast as Ant-Man?
12:28PM on 07/10/2013
I would have maybe guessed The Thing for the new Fantastic Four reboot until I realized that Fox still has the rights.
I would have maybe guessed The Thing for the new Fantastic Four reboot until I realized that Fox still has the rights.
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12:27PM on 07/10/2013
Whoever he is playing, he will make a nice addition to the Marvel Universe.

I'm guessing either Ultron, voice of Thanos, or possibly Kingpin for the new Daredevil film.
Whoever he is playing, he will make a nice addition to the Marvel Universe.

I'm guessing either Ultron, voice of Thanos, or possibly Kingpin for the new Daredevil film.
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12:42PM on 07/10/2013
Don't know much about Ultron -- is he primarily an Ant-Man villain or just larger Marvel baddie overall?
Don't know much about Ultron -- is he primarily an Ant-Man villain or just larger Marvel baddie overall?
12:58PM on 07/10/2013
Henry Pym (Ant-Man) created Ultron and he eventually revolted, so in a way he started out as an Ant-Man villain but he's one of The Avengers' primary antagonists. Actually for a long while he and Kang were probably their top two. Also in a nice bit of irony Ulron created his own super robot (or I guess in this case android) - The Vision - who eventually revolted against him much like he revolted against Pym.
Henry Pym (Ant-Man) created Ultron and he eventually revolted, so in a way he started out as an Ant-Man villain but he's one of The Avengers' primary antagonists. Actually for a long while he and Kang were probably their top two. Also in a nice bit of irony Ulron created his own super robot (or I guess in this case android) - The Vision - who eventually revolted against him much like he revolted against Pym.
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11:50AM on 07/10/2013
If Marvel.. .in their current privileged position of cherry picking all the best talent whether it be for minor or major roles... were to say... seal the signing of The Rock... WB might as well just give f up. F-ing slow pokes are going to be left with the likes of Steven Seagal and Taylor Lautner if they're not careful. I love both DC and Marvel... but WB's are handling this so badly... I'm happy for Marvel to continue to keep b*tch slapping them silly with all the fun stuff they're doing
If Marvel.. .in their current privileged position of cherry picking all the best talent whether it be for minor or major roles... were to say... seal the signing of The Rock... WB might as well just give f up. F-ing slow pokes are going to be left with the likes of Steven Seagal and Taylor Lautner if they're not careful. I love both DC and Marvel... but WB's are handling this so badly... I'm happy for Marvel to continue to keep b*tch slapping them silly with all the fun stuff they're doing for the cinematic universe. To not give us proper teasers to the wider DC world in MoS just shows me how much long term planning they have in place for their cinematic universe (and yes, showing the Lex Corp logo whose from Supes world anyway does not count ditto for the nanoist of nanoist of glimpses of the Wayne Industries logo) .
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11:49AM on 07/10/2013
Voice of Ultron. Ant-Man film. Make it so....
Voice of Ultron. Ant-Man film. Make it so....
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11:48AM on 07/10/2013
I would put my money on Vision or possibly an out of the box idea, they might add Hercules to the mix for phase 3. I highly doubt he'll be doing to Giant-Man/Ant-Man, just wouldn't buy him as Hank Pym.
I would put my money on Vision or possibly an out of the box idea, they might add Hercules to the mix for phase 3. I highly doubt he'll be doing to Giant-Man/Ant-Man, just wouldn't buy him as Hank Pym.
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11:44AM on 07/10/2013

Now that Daredevil's back..

I'd love to see Vin get Kingpin. Not that DD is happening anytime soon, but I like this dude, and I'd like to see him step into something substantial. He'd be OK for Thanos, but that role will be make-up'ed to the nines, so it'll really only be the voice and a bit of presence. Dunno if the picture above points to anything specific except The Avengers. Anyway, pretty cool that Vin might be stepping into the Marvel world. Vin as Vision would be cool. (And in his statement, Vin mentions
I'd love to see Vin get Kingpin. Not that DD is happening anytime soon, but I like this dude, and I'd like to see him step into something substantial. He'd be OK for Thanos, but that role will be make-up'ed to the nines, so it'll really only be the voice and a bit of presence. Dunno if the picture above points to anything specific except The Avengers. Anyway, pretty cool that Vin might be stepping into the Marvel world. Vin as Vision would be cool. (And in his statement, Vin mentions "tunnel VISION" kinda awkwardly IMO.) Whatever, we'll see!
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11:26AM on 07/10/2013
This is the only actor that toots his own horn all the time. How many actors get meetings with big studios? Do you hear of any of them posting about it on Facebook or twitter? Vincent Dieselman is way over rated I cant wait for Riddick to tank
This is the only actor that toots his own horn all the time. How many actors get meetings with big studios? Do you hear of any of them posting about it on Facebook or twitter? Vincent Dieselman is way over rated I cant wait for Riddick to tank
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11:13AM on 07/10/2013
Let's analyze that picture for a bit. Why Vin took that photo with that particular image of the Avengers? Could he be playing Giant Man? Particularly when it says "See the new Giant Man". This could be a clue. Quick, to the Mystery Machine!
Let's analyze that picture for a bit. Why Vin took that photo with that particular image of the Avengers? Could he be playing Giant Man? Particularly when it says "See the new Giant Man". This could be a clue. Quick, to the Mystery Machine!
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11:02AM on 07/10/2013

more speculation

I'm still sayin voice for RR, Vision, or personal hopes, Ultron
I'm still sayin voice for RR, Vision, or personal hopes, Ultron
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11:01AM on 07/10/2013

maybe...

I'm thinking he plays the Absorbing Man. I'd get someone like Ron Perlman for Thanos, personally.
I'm thinking he plays the Absorbing Man. I'd get someone like Ron Perlman for Thanos, personally.
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11:00AM on 07/10/2013
Having "See the New Giant Man" over his right shoulder is so blisteringly obvious its almost bound to have nothing to do with it.
Having "See the New Giant Man" over his right shoulder is so blisteringly obvious its almost bound to have nothing to do with it.
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11:14AM on 07/10/2013
That's exactly what I thought too!
That's exactly what I thought too!
11:17AM on 07/10/2013
It's so stupid it may as well be genius!
It's so stupid it may as well be genius!
10:55AM on 07/10/2013
"Matters of national security, classified above top secret."
"Matters of national security, classified above top secret."
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10:51AM on 07/10/2013
C'mon, Thanos...
C'mon, Thanos...
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10:37AM on 07/10/2013
The picture gives it all away! He's playing Giant-Man!
The picture gives it all away! He's playing Giant-Man!
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