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How About Vin Diesel As Dr. Doom Or Namor???

The actor would like to play a villain but feels he doesn't need tights.

I don't care what people say, I like Vin Diesel.  He makes me laugh.  When talking to MTV for his latest movie, the subject of playing a superhero came up.



For those outside of the U.S. (that MTV won't let watch):
“I would be more apt to play a villain,” Diesel revealed to MTV News. “[I'd like to play] the protagonist of a story that is also like a Marvel villain — like Doctor Doom or something.

"I have some superhero favorites,” Diesel admitted. “I talked to ['The Surrogates' director] Jonathan Mostow about ‘Sub-Mariner,’ which could be interesting because of its World War II-New York connection.

"They don't need to put me in tights to get that superhero feel.  They kind of just say, 'Why double up?'"

Is he saying that because of his build, he already exudes the sense of being a superhero?

What do you think?  Could or should Vin play a comic character?  There was mention that he was up for Daredevil back when Affleck took the role (he chose XXX instead).  Is there someone you could see him playing?
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Posted by pixelized

My problem with Vin Diesel is his inability to act. So for him to headline a movie, he'd need an incredible supporting cast. Does Namor have that in his comics?

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Posted by Vance Astro

He can play Mole Man instead.

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Posted by Precise
pixelized said:
"My problem with Vin Diesel is his inability to act. So for him to headline a movie, he'd need an incredible supporting cast. Does Namor have that in his comics?"
I agree, Vin Diesel could pull of the look for Namor, but if he could actually act him out... i doubt it.
Posted by TheDrifter

Vin Diesel could work as Toxin.

Posted by Odyssey_Dawn

hahaha I'm also a Vin Diesel fan (he kicked ass in Boiler Room). Not sure about Doom or even Dardevil, but there are some characters I believe he could pull off. Namor is sketchy, not sure I'd want to see Diesel rockin a wig. Punisher would have been a good role for him, so would Drax. Maybe Shocker or Electro in the next Spiderman movie? Or what about Lex Luthor? Could he pull off the mastermind type villain?

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Posted by TheDrifter

Thanos?

Posted by Odyssey_Dawn

That's another good one. But who the hell likes Thanos :p

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Posted by TheDrifter

Wait, I got it...

The Rock as Black Adam Vs. Vin Diesel as Drax

make it happen hollywood.

Posted by Hawk

I think Vin would make a good sup.....like Triple H, John Cena, Will Smith, Pitt.....buff dudes.....but his voice is a nice touch

Posted by LordCosmicKing

vin diesel could pull of puck... with some CGI


Edited by DEADPOOL

I think Vin Diesel might make a great Namor, he just exudes everything that says "Namor" to me. However, I'd have to see him in a suit of armor before I comment on him as Doom.

Posted by Hawk
DEADPOOL said:
"I think Vin Diesel might make a great Namor, but I'd have to see him in a suit of armor before I comment on him as Doom. "
It would be a voice over ....Might as well get James Earl Jones.
Posted by G-Man

It's not like Namor is that...emotional. All he pretty much does is stand around with his arm crossed or swim around.

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Posted by Odyssey_Dawn
Hawk said:
"DEADPOOL said:
"I think Vin Diesel might make a great Namor, but I'd have to see him in a suit of armor before I comment on him as Doom. "
It would be a voice over ....Might as well get James Earl Jones."
Or Morgan Freeman lol
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Posted by TheDrifter
Gambler said:
"Hawk said:
"DEADPOOL said:
"I think Vin Diesel might make a great Namor, but I'd have to see him in a suit of armor before I comment on him as Doom. "
It would be a voice over ....Might as well get James Earl Jones."
Or Morgan Freeman lol"
Leonard Nimoy :P
Edited by Odyssey_Dawn
G-Man said:
"It's not like Namor is that...emotional. All he pretty much does is stand around with his arm crossed or swim around."
He still gives off that presence. As far as not being emotional your probably right. But whoever plays him has to pull of the "cool a$$hole" type character. Namor is extremely arrogant and believes himself to be better then everyone else.
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Edited by DEADPOOL
G-Man said:
"It's not like Namor is that...emotional. All he pretty much does is stand around with his arm crossed or swim around."
Yeah, he just looks pissed and acts tough... that's what Vinny does in all of his movies, lol. His calm and dreary yet rough voice would also be a pretty good fit. And he's also bulked up, so he should fill the role nicely; just give him pointy ears and Spock eyebrows... lets just hope they don't give him the fishscale speedos, lol.
Posted by Captain Cascader

But... he's... such... a... slow... talker.

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Posted by DEADPOOL
Captain Cascader said:
"But... he's... such... a... slow... talker."
But... not... slower... than... William Shatner. lol.
Posted by Erik
LordCosmicKing said:
"vin diesel could pull of puck... with some CGI
"
Lol. 
Posted by pixelized
DEADPOOL said:
"Captain Cascader said:
"But... he's... such... a... slow... talker."
But... not... slower... than... William Shatner. lol."
Negative. He's Stevie from Malcom in the Middle.
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Posted by turks

make him lex luthor

Posted by Hawk
G-Man said:
"It's not like Namor is that...emotional. All he pretty much does is stand around with his arm crossed or swim around."
Oh...notice Vin's arms crossed in the interview....has he been training to be Namor?
Posted by G-Man

Hmmmm

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Posted by DEADPOOL
G-Man said:
"Hmmmm"
...That it?
Posted by wordchallenge

He could act as stuck up as Namor is.

Posted by King Saturn
I remember when casting crews suggested that Vin Diesel could play Daredevil... lol

I actually sort of like Vin Diesel... but he couldnt play Namor or Doom... he aint that good of an actor... and what do you do about his hair if he had the role as Namor ? Now granted Namor does have a low cut... but have you guys seen how funny Vin Diesel does look with actual hair ?

lmao
Posted by LordCosmicKing
King Saturn said:
"I remember when casting crews suggested that Vin Diesel could play Daredevil... lol

I actually sort of like Vin Diesel... but he couldnt play Namor or Doom... he aint that good of an actor... and what do you do about his hair if he had the role as Namor ? Now granted Namor does have a low cut... but have you guys seen how funny Vin Diesel does look with actual hair ?

lmao
"
what were you doing on set?
Posted by sora_thekey

He might be able to pull of Namor!

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Posted by ArtJoker

I see Vin Diesel and i think... Mac Gargan!!

Posted by SUNMAN

I like Vin and he could definitely play some heroes and villains, but I would not want him as Doom, especially now it is too soon, from the last Fantastic 4 movie to reboot the franchise.

Posted by G'bandit

Here is Vin Diesel

This would be PERFECT casting..




Posted by geraldthesloth

Vin can play Rage


Posted by Korg

Vin Diesel would be the perfect Absorbing Man. Make it happen, Marvel.

Posted by King Saturn
LordCosmicKing said:
"King Saturn said:
"I remember when casting crews suggested that Vin Diesel could play Daredevil... lol

I actually sort of like Vin Diesel... but he couldnt play Namor or Doom... he aint that good of an actor... and what do you do about his hair if he had the role as Namor ? Now granted Namor does have a low cut... but have you guys seen how funny Vin Diesel does look with actual hair ?

lmao
"
what were you doing on set?"
I was actually there trying to get a part in the film...
Posted by Dark King
King Saturn said:
"LordCosmicKing said:
"King Saturn said:
"I remember when casting crews suggested that Vin Diesel could play Daredevil... lol

I actually sort of like Vin Diesel... but he couldnt play Namor or Doom... he aint that good of an actor... and what do you do about his hair if he had the role as Namor ? Now granted Namor does have a low cut... but have you guys seen how funny Vin Diesel does look with actual hair ?

lmao
"
what were you doing on set?"
I was actually there trying to get a part in the film..."
what part foggy or ben urich?
Posted by King Saturn
Dark King said:
"King Saturn said:
"LordCosmicKing said:
"King Saturn said:
"I remember when casting crews suggested that Vin Diesel could play Daredevil... lol

I actually sort of like Vin Diesel... but he couldnt play Namor or Doom... he aint that good of an actor... and what do you do about his hair if he had the role as Namor ? Now granted Namor does have a low cut... but have you guys seen how funny Vin Diesel does look with actual hair ?

lmao
"
what were you doing on set?"
I was actually there trying to get a part in the film..."
what part foggy or ben urich?"
lol

Naw... I would have been an extra
Posted by Lunacyde

He would be a perfect Shocker IMO

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Posted by The Psyentist

Spare me. He better NEVER play Doom. That would be awful. Doom's too cool for Vin Diesel.

Posted by Korg
The Psyentist said:
"Spare me. He better NEVER play Doom. That would be awful. Doom's too cool for Vin Diesel."
He's too cool for Julian McMahon too, but that didn't stop them from casting him as Doom in 2 movies.
Posted by Alexander Anderson

I could see him as Namor.  It's not like the character would be a huge acting challenge, Vin has the build, and he can be really good in certain roles.  I wouldn't write it off. 

As for Doom...no.  Just no.

Edited by seamat

Vin Diesel would be great as The Absorbing man, supported by Jason Statham, Shemar Moore, Triple H and John Cena as The Wrecker, Thunderball, Bulldozer and Piledriver.

Posted by skillin villin

Vin diesel would pull of namor quite well, he's a good actor

Posted by johnnythehomicidalmaniac

Doctor Doom already has an actor playing him, but they could add another one, like they did with the Hulk. Namor? I don't know... Sub-Mariner would be good for him but the best (I think) would be good for him would be The Punisher.

Posted by Nahero

neither i know hes good for a few marvel character roles but doom or namor isn't any of those

Posted by High Revolutionary

The Rock should play either Apocalypse or Black Adam.  Preferably Apocalypse.


Vin should play Cybrog or Drax.

Posted by Moomin123

Vin Diesel would make a good Luke Cage. And if the part wasn't already taken, Vin would be a good Juggernaut

Posted by Namor1987

Hell No I wouldnt want Vin Diesel as Namor i dont think he would fit but Dwayne The Rock Johnson would make a far better Namor

Posted by Stormloire

Well I don't know about anyone of those he mentioned they seem a little silly (or have already been done) Maybe Apocalypse or Sinister but not really sure he could pull off either. I'd be running for my life if he actually did Apocalypse correctly.  

Posted by Dane

Vin Diesel would make a good Gladiator. looook at my biceppps~

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