I was reluctant to post about this but I’m finding it more and more intriguing.
A week or two ago Vin Diesel posted on his fan page that he’d had a meeting with marvel and included the above image. I’ve looked everywhere on that fan page and that post doesn’t seem to be there anymore (Hitfix still has it though).
Then, at ComicCon someone asked him about it. Empire Magazine recounts this with this tweet.
Fan at #ComicCon2013: "What is your *vision* for the upcoming Marvel movies?" Vin Diesel: "I'll say this: big news at the end of the month."— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 19, 2013
So basically, Vin Diesel is in negotiations for something to do with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and it’ll be announced at the end of the month.
The internet is going pretty crazy with the news wondering who he might play. Apparently current front runners include Vision (an android who can change his molecular density) in Avengers 2 and the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy (a role I think would be a good fit, giving such a physically small character such a large voice could work really well).
No one knows though and Diesel himself isn’t talking. Given the picture he posted though, it could be anything. Hell, maybe it’s Ant-Man. That movie has Edgar Wright locked to direct, a script by Wright and Joe Cornish, and a release date but no star yet, after all.
I guess we’ll find out at the end of the month, won’t we?