Vin Diesel, as he is wont to do, recently posted the above pic on his Facebook page to his over 43 million fans and tacked on this little caption underneath it (okay, there was another line above this one, but I don’t think you care very much about that):
“P.s. Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…”
So what do you think this means? Is Marvel considering Vin Diesel for a role in one of their movies?
I could see it. Vin Diesel, despite his looks (you know, muscles, bald head, tough guy veneer) is actually a big ol geek. He’s confessed to spending most of his teen years playing Dungeons and Dragons. I kid you not.
Here’s a video of him talking about that:
So yeah, I could see him as a Marvel superhero. But which one? And if not, why would Marvel “request” a meeting with him? He’s a big movie star, so there’s that, with his “Fast and Furious” franchise clicking on all cylinders six movies in, so the box office potential is there.
Though you may notice he’s doing water sports in the above pic. What Marvel character do you know who likes water sports and Vin Diesel might resemble, both in demeanor (gruff, tough, slightly anti-social) and physical looks?
I’m thinking this guy: