The Facebook status which has been ringing throughout the comic community is none other than Vin Diesel’s. Wednesday June 26, the action star most recently cast in the summer blockbuster Fast and Furious 6 posted that Marvel requested his presence at the end of an unrelated status, “P.S. Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for…haha, you probably know better than me”, and from that many rumors were born.
Aside from the plethora of Marvel heroes a buff stud like Diesel could play, it’s heavily gossiped that he’ll take on Ant-Man or more popularly the Vision due to his recent profile picture update. This is almost directly after news broke earlier this week that the Avengers 2 sequel will premiere in 2015. Although it’s very possible the the actor may receive his own franchise to join the Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy, both which could easily tie in to either character.
Perhaps Diesel gives us too much credit when it comes to predicting what Marvel has up their sleeves for the star. One thing is for certain, the universe of Marvel is expanding within the realm of pop culture like it never has before. There is no telling what the studios will push out next! With a promised line up featured on Variety stretching all the way to 2017, unconfirmed and underground heroes are being dug up left and right in order to pacify the growing curiosity. For example, the likes of Dr Strange and Black Panther have joined the many lists of speculation. However, the only perceivable dilemma standing in the way of Vin Diesel and spandex is his commitment to Fast and Furious 7 which would film around the same time.