Discuss: Why Could Marvel Studios Want to Meet with Vin Diesel?
Normally, we're not all that interested in stories about actors taking meetings with studios, directors, producers, etc. because that happens all the time in Hollywood, and it doesn't necessarily mean anything. But when that studio is Marvel Studios and the actor is Fast & Furious franchise and Riddick star Vin Diesel, that's at least worth discussing. On the actor's Facebook page, which he keeps pretty active of his own volition, Diesel wrote, "Marvel has requested a meeting… no idea what for… haha, you probably know better than me…" So let's open up the flood gates to speculate as to what Marvel wants Diesel to discuss.
Marvel has plenty of projects coming up, but not all of them have been revealed. Disney just recently slated two Marvel films for early May slots in 2016 and 2017, but the titles are under wraps (but will likely be revealed at Comic-Con next month). The studio also just set another unknown film for release on July 8th, 2016. So out of the projects we know are in development, the titles we're aware of include The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3, Edgar Wright's Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, plus, maybe Black Panther. Marvel also has the rights to Daredevil as well. Do any of these sound promising?
Honestly, locking down Diesel to play the villain Thanos teased at the end of The Avengers would be really damn cool. But Benicio del Toro might have already snagged that role for Guardians of the Galaxy. Is there some other villain role in Ant-Man that Diesel might be up for? He doesn't seem like the right man to lead that film as the hero. Though Diesel might make for an interesting Doctor Strange, he might be an even better fit for a reboot of Daredevil sometime down the road. There are plenty of possibilities, and probably some that we don't even know about yet. Any ideas as to what Vin Diesel could do at Marvel?