Vin Diesel Hinting at Future Role in Marvel's 'The Inhumans' Movie?
by Ethan Anderton
August 11, 2014
Back in 2011, before Guardians of the Galaxy was a box office hit, it was just a hope for Marvel Studios to turn into another hit comic book movie franchise. And at the time, another lesser known title was also being kicked around for a possible big screen adaptation: The Inhumans. This would basically be Marvel's answer to Fox's tight hold on to the X-Men franchise as it follows a race of early human beings who were turned into a race of superhuman warrior-servants by the Kree, the alien race from Guardians of the Galaxy from which the villain Ronan the Accuser hails. They too become an ensemble of heroes like The Avengers. Now the film might actually be on the way, and Vin Diesel may be involved in his second Marvel project.
Notice the capital "I" in the word "Inhuman" in the post? That seems like a pretty big hint, especially followed by that cheeky laugh. And in fact, there's evidence that having Diesel voice Groot wasn't the only plan that Marvel had for the Fast & Furious franchise star. You may remember that last fall, Diesel talked about his work with Marvel and addressed a tease he gave to fans at Comic-Con about joining a Marvel project. He mentioned that there was a 2016 project that he didn't mention for fear of saying too much, and the voice of Groot may not necessarily be his only collaboration with Marvel. More recently, it seems the timetable has shifted as ComicBook.com has Diesel saying this:
"When I first got the call from Kevin Feige [about Groot], he prefaced the call by saying 'This is the strangest character Marvel has ever attempted.' He said 'Don’t answer me now, but instead of making the fans wait until 2017, there’s something that would be a brilliant idea, we think you could be the only person who could bring the emotion to this very challenging task. Don’t answer me Vin, don’t answer me, let me send over my conceptual art.'"
What exactly would they be making fans wait for in 2017? Well, putting all these pieces together, it just might be The Inhumans. And Badass Digest hypothesizes an interesting scenario where Diesel would play a character named Black Bolt. When taken into consideration along with his role as Groot, it's kind of amusing because the character doesn't talk because his voice is extremely destructive. Therefore, Diesel would be the voice of Groot and the body of Black Bolt, and have two roles in the Marvel universe without overstaying his welcome.
At the end of the day, Marvel has booked the dates May 5th, 2017 and November 17th, 2017, so it stands to reason that one of those films could be The Inhumans (especially after the success of the lesser known Guardians of the Galaxy) while another could belong to a staple franchise. Kevin Feige himself has said that he would like to introduce a new franchise and continue another the same year, which is why they have at least two films scheduled every year through 2019. For now, this sounds like a solid educated guess of what Marvel has in store down the road, and what Vin Diesel might have coming up in the near future. Hopefully we'll get some more solid news on The Inhumans soon. Thoughts?