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Way back in the past, when movies were still black and white, films based on fairy tale stories were frowned upon. Then, Vin Diesel was born.
Comic book movies entered a new era with Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and Joss Whedon's The Avengers. But this genre needed a really popular and "solid" face to take those films to the next step. Marvel recognized this idea and sought out the help of one of the best action stars at the moment: Vin Diesel.
The Riddick star already confirmed last month that he'll be voicing Groot in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which is currently filming in London. Now on to the interesting part...
A recent interview reveals that Diesel has been offered another role in one - or a few - of Marvel's Phase Three movies, hinting at a 2016-release. Details below (via Bleeding Cool News):
I get the call, I go down to Marvel. A great meeting. It was even talking about something so big I can’t even talk about because it’s like the merging of brands in a way, which I won’t get into. That was something way, way, way, way, way down the road.
We had agreed not to say anything about the specifics of the meeting. So, now I’ve got the fans who I love more than I love the industry, than I love everybody… I was thinking “I’ve got to be real with them, I’ve got to tell them something” and yet I want to be respectful of people’s process and if people like to do a slow reveal, you know?
Quite frankly, it would have been too much to say and it might have been anticlimactic to say “We’re working on something for 2016” and so I just said “You’re going to hear some really big news” and I left at the end of that and it went crazy.
The next Monday, Marvel talks to me and says “We’re going to send something over in two weeks. We want to focus on the 2016 but we also want to, if possible, answer this growing request for something now.” I don’t have six months to play a character in the immediate future, it’s all booked… there was no way I was going to be able to deliver… after Comic-Con, we were at a stalemate…
[via Bleeding Cool]
To find out even more details, check out the full one-hour long interview Vin Diesel did with Maria Menounos below. Jump 50 minutes forward to get to the Marvel talk!