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Marvel Eyeing Vin Diesel

It looks like Marvel is aiming to reel in some extra star power.

According to Vin Diesel, Marvel has its sights set on him. The Fast & Furious 6 actor announced via Facebook that the House of Ideas wants to meet with him and he has "no idea what for," but I think it's safe to say we can all assume they have him in mind for a specific role. Now we're just left wondering what the potential role may be.

"Marvel has requested a meeting... no idea what for... haha, you probably know better than me..."

Some time ago, Diesel generated speculation when he posted two pictures of Vision on his Facebook page. it's entirely possible someone thought he looked the part, randomly sent that image his way and he dug it so he posted another image of the character as well. But, could it be this image eventually ended up in front of a Marvel exec and he or she loved the idea? Or maybe this is way off and he's being considered for another role? Thanos, perhaps?

What do you think, Viners? Could you see Diesel as Vision or Thanos... or do you think they have another role in mind for the actor?

Source: Facebook

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Posted by Sidious

Would rather he play Drax. you know, the redesign that's based on Riddick?

Posted by Wolverine08

Sweet! I like Vin Diesel, and I hope Marvel gets a character that fits him.

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Posted by Om1kron

I think it would be really interesting to see him as vision. They already have an actor for Thanos, no reason to select a different one.

Posted by TheHeat

I think he's either going to voice Groot, or he's being offered the part of Thanos.

Posted by Holuntron

Hunky Hank Pym?

Posted by warlock360
No brainer

Edited by sora_thekey

Drax or maybe Luke Cage.

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Posted by GodOfMischief

I agree with everyone else, he would be a much better Drax.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@warlock360: That would rock, but it's already confirmed Dave Bautista has the role.

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Posted by RedQueen

@warlock360: except Drax has already been cast. I quite like him as the Vision, could work.

Posted by inferiorego

Here's to hoping Dominic Toretto makes his way into a Marvel film... Fast & The Furious/Avengers crossover please.

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Posted by Kal'smahboi

They should steer away from Diesel. I think it would be a mistake for any role.

Posted by warlock360
Posted by LiveForever

Nooooo pleeeeeeeeease.

Posted by SoA

strong guy .

Edited by lifeboy

"House of idea's"? Please, all they do is copy $ h! T. I bet they release a comic soon with an attached poster inside like DC's from Superman unchained.

Posted by CRTrobinson

Def not Thanos, please please not Thanos!

Posted by Greenstone

Honestly I think Vin Diesel is way to much of a wannabe badass. Playing a cool headed android like vision isn't his cup of tea. (This is my first post on the vine btw)

Posted by cattlebattle

I am proceeding with my theory that Avengers 2 will deal with a Masters of Evil-like team. Vin Deisel could be being considered for the Executioner or the Absorbing Man.

Posted by Gotham331

Lol @ house of ideas!

Posted by Outside_85

Star power? Is that what you call it?

But then again if he is the Vision, they match.

Posted by Jackmaa

Drax seems more fitting.

Edited by Batmanikk

He might make a suitable DareDevil. I hope it's tht because he really needs a re-boot

Posted by k4tzm4n

Lol @ house of ideas!

@lifeboy said:

"House of idea's"? Please, all they do is copy $ h! T. I bet they release a comic soon with an attached poster inside like DC's from Superman unchained.

You do realize that's a common nickname for them, right? Seeing as the word "Marvel" is used 5 times, I didn't want to keep spamming the same word.

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Posted by Holuntron

@lifeboy said:

"House of idea's"? Please, all they do is copy $ h! T. I bet they release a comic soon with an attached poster inside like DC's from Superman unchained.

First of all, that poster was a terribly inconvenient and expensive idea. Secondly, right. Because it's not like Marvel is destroying DC in films right now with about six to eight different franchises against DC's two (one of which is now done). If Marvel just copied DC, then they wouldn't be winning like they have been for fifty years.

Posted by HexThis

Marvel, in all honesty, is somewhat stupid about casting when it comes to their own studio. They approached Scarlett Johanssen for Iron Man 2 but just for an unspecified female role, they wanted to work with her but tailored a role around her which is an awful idea. They floated Moonstone and the Scarlet Witch by her but ultimately decided on Black Widow. She does a sufficient job as Black Widow but not necessarily amazing in any way the way RDJr is as Iron Man.

I imagine it's something just as boulder-headed when it comes to Vin Diesel. "Hey Vin, the 18-45 male age bracket likes you so we do too. What role do you want to play?" - so silly.

Posted by Namor1987

No for Vin as Vision. He doesn't feel like Vision when acting. He's too "thuggish" & "rugged".

Edited by kbrackie

The only thing that they need Vin Diesel for, is if they decide to run a reality comic. Like the 'Stupid People Tell the Stupider People What to Read.' Sounds like the government doesn't it.

Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer

Groot! He was great in the Iron Giant, so why not as Groot?

Posted by frozenedge

I can honestly see Diesel as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent more than Vision. But not just a background agent though. Somewhere near the level attention Coulson got maybe

Posted by snarkybits

Coolio!

Posted by longbowhunter

Hmmm...Vision could work for him. His acting is rather stiff and robotic.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Vin and Bautista can have a "Worst Actor" competition

Posted by Mizu_pl

Beware the VISON Diesel!

Posted by Grey56

Anything truly; I can see him working any number of roles. Particularly with Whedon's guidance I can't see it being anything other than entertaining at the worst.

Posted by laabitres

i think drax or thanos

Posted by Jombie_00
Different origin. Cool concept. "...Ultron creating Vision from parts in Stark's shop, thus the Iron Man-esq looking face."

Posted by Darkmount1

How about Skurge the Executioner?

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

Here's to hoping Dominic Toretto makes his way into a Marvel film... Fast & The Furious/Avengers crossover please.

Haha that would be pretty awesome. I call dibs on the Spider-mobile.

Posted by Autopsad

Id' LOVE him to be The Vision !!! You know, with this insensitive voice, it's all set for him !

Posted by fettmaster

How about having him in a Blade reboot. He could rock the vampire slayer look.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

How about having him in a Blade reboot. He could rock the vampire slayer look.

Nah they need to get an actual English actor to play Blade this time

Posted by weaponx

I don't like him as vision or thanos. Im surprised so many do. I could see him as drax, but that is already cast. Executioner would be a better role in my mind.

Edited by Darkseid_Prime

He could play any hero or villain... as long as it doesn't require him having to wear a wig or anything LoL

Posted by nickxfrye

Vin and Bautista can have a "Worst Actor" computation

Yes! Exactly.

Posted by nappystr8

@sidious said:

Would rather he play Drax. you know, the redesign that's based on Riddick?

Agreed. I thought it was really preposterous that they never seemed to even consider Vin Diesel for a role that was tailored for him as much as Nick Fury was for Samuel Jackson.

Oh well, I really like Vin Diesel, and even if it's too late to get him in the perfect role, I would still like to see him play a character in the Marvel films.

Posted by ThreadPool

Wait. People on this site don't know that, "The House of Ideas" was a nickname for Marvel?

Y'all are funny.

Posted by ccraft

No brainer

His deep voice would be perfect for this guy, better choice than Batista (WWE guy)

Posted by Mr. Messy Face

It would have to be someone more active and action-y. Someone you can see a huge fight scene from.

Edited by daredevil21134

Please stop with the Luke Cage thing.He can be Gladiator or Bullseye from Daredevil

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