Rumor: Could Clark Gregg or Vin Diesel Play Vision in 'Avengers 2'?
We just found out that the official release date of Marvel's The Avengers 2 is set for May 1st, 2015. But comic book movie fandom wouldn't be living up to its own ridiculous nature if there weren't already wild speculation and rumors out there for a film that Joss Whedon just signed on to write and direct less than two weeks ago. The first wave of rumors involve the character of Vision, and The Playlist has collected a few theories that suggest that Vin Diesel and Clark Gregg just might be up for the role. Warning: this article will spoil a key event from The Avengers, so keep that in mind if you haven't seen it yet. Read on!
After Agent Coulson's (Clark Gregg) surprising demise in Avengers, a few fans were seemingly desperate to grasp onto any hope that he might not actually have died. AICN posted a theory that says that because Nick Fury lied about the bloody Captain America cards (which he actually pulled from Coulson's locker instead of finding on his body like he told the team), he could have also essentially orchestrated a fake death for Coulson in order to pull the team together in the end. Stretching, but perhaps it's plausible, who knows.
Even if that isn't the case and Coulson ended up dying, there's still a chance that Gregg could come back as The Vision, an android character that operates with the brain waves of fallen heroes. It would be a perfect way to reintegrate Gregg back into the Marvel universe without having to completely backtrack on his death, and a superfan even went so far as to create a lifelike bust of Gregg as Vision that you can see right here:
Meanwhile, in even less convincing news, Vin Diesel recently changed his Facebook profile photo to a comic book image of Vision, which is sparking speculation that he might be in talks to play the role. (The photo has since been changed back, but you can still see it here.) I'd say it's more likely that he was just doing it to drum up some attention, or maybe to get a groundswell campaign going in the hopes of scoring a meeting with Whedon about it, but like Schwarzenegger and the Terminator, it would seem that Diesel's sometimes robotic performances would match pretty well with the role of an android.
We're well aware that neither of these is close to confirmation that these guys are even in contention for the part (hell, Vision might not even be in the movie), but it's still fun to think about and we better start getting used to these theories since we have a full three years to go before we'll next see our favorite comic book heroes team up on the big screen once again. What do you think about these potential choices for Vision? Would you rather see Clark Gregg or Vin Diesel in the role, or someone else entirely?