Don’t Tell Anyone, But Marvel Just Asked for a Meeting with Vin Diesel

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Vin Diesel

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:

Namor The Submariner Comic Book Cover

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  • Kal-El-1983

    Hmm Namor….I can kind of see it. Gladiator? Drax? Vision?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Most people will go with Vision, but I dunno. Namor could work. I’m thinking Thanos maybe? Voice of Dormamu?

    • Lexavi80

      Ironfist? I saw several collections of the character coming up next year. Maybe is that.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        OH hell no!! He’d be horrible for that! Scott Adkins IS Iron Fist! LoL

        • Kal-El-1983

          I remember Ray Park was attached to iron fist for along time

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Yeah but he’s too old now, and Adkins is every bit as good, and young

          • Juggernaut

            What about the dude who played Johnny Cage in the Mortal Combat web series? he was pretty good with the martial arts and had the look for Danny Rand. Not exactly blonde but in the ballpark.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Matt AMullins? Yeah he could work too!

          • Kal-El-1983

            I have never heard of scott adkins but a quick search showed that he is only one year younger than ray

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Then he ages better. LOL. He looks like he’s in his late 20’s early 30’s. Park doesn’t look that old, but he doesn’t look as young as he did when he was attatched to IF.

  • Lexavi80

    Namor? No.

    He might be Luke Cage, but then.. he’s not african-american.

    I think I would like to see him more like a villain instead of a hero.

    …Unless they want him to make Rocky Racoon’s voice. lol

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      That’s why I said Thanos. And I think you mean Rocket Raccoon. LOL. But he would rock as Groot’s voice. He did the voice of Iron Giant!!

  • Juggernaut

    Maybe Ares?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      He’d be a good Ares! But doubtful.

      • Juggernaut

        Excutioner!

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          NOW THAT I CAN SEE!!!

  • BK

    Well he did post that picture of Vision on his Facebook account last summer for no apparent reason…

    • Juggernaut

      He would make a horrible Vision! Don’t get me wrong, I like Diesel. He is good in action fare and I find most of his movies entertaining. Vision is a cerebral and calculating robot. I think of him as a Spock, Data or Bishop type. I just don’t see it.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Exactly!!

  • Canadia99

    I wouldn’t cast him as Hydroman.

  • Canadia99

    Y’know who would be an interesting Namor? DiCaprio.

    • Juggernaut

      Wow! That is an awesome chice for that role that I had never thought of! Good call! He’d be great in the role. Marvel!!! Make it so!!!