Vin Diesel Confirms Allegiance With Marvel & Hints At 2017 Mystery Project

Subscribe to Vin Diesel alerts

For a while now Vin Diesel has been dropping subtle hints that he's working on something that will have all the nerds in the west clipping their heels together in a joyous embrace of his future projects. Whilst promoting his new film, Riddick, the smooth headed star addressed the rumors persisting him about his future plans and revealed that he has a busy schedule lined up for the next four or five years.

Vin Dielsel
With a voice like his, there's no end as to which character Vin could portray

The rumors surrounding Vin of late mostly refer to his potential role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, with many speculating that he will play the alien creature Groot; a mostly speechless character that from time to time bellows "I AM GROOT!" whenever it is necessary. In a recent sit down with Entertainment Weekly this was one of the most eagerly awaited questions to be asked, and despite being coy in his answer the actor pretty much confirmed that this is who he'll be playing in the adaption.

“Come on, man!” Vin laughed when asked whether his work with Marvel might be something to do with Groot. Not wanting to elaborate further, we and many other press outlets have gone for the assumption that because he didn't say no, he must be saying yes. But his semi-confirmation wasn't the only good news in store, as the Fast & Furious star also had some teasing words to discuss about a potential project for Marvel's third phase in infiltrating the movie market.

Vin Diesel F&F6
Vin is giving Marvel the thumbs up for their future projects

As most of you may know, phase one began with the original few Marvel movies of late, culminating with The Avengers. Phase two will take us up to The Avengers 2 and phase three will begin with Ant Man and the recently announced Doctor Strange, opening cinema audiences to the more eclectic side of the Marvel Universe. This really leaves the door open for any number of Marvel-based movie project, from The Runaways or Inhumans, or maybe he'll just show up in the fourth Iron Man film.

“Marvel is creating a fresh IP that they would like to partner with for a 2017 release,” he explained.“I guess the internet went a little crazy in a great way. And Marvel Studios came back and said: ‘In spite of the fact that we’re so excited about generating a fresh IP, we have a character that could satisfy all the Marvel fans and all of your fans that want to see us collaborate on something immediately.’ And they sent over something interesting.”

We'll all have to sit tight and wait for this "fresh IP," because Vin doesn't look like letting it slip any time soon.

Vin Dielsel HWOF
The actor is staying coy


Tags: Vin Diesel

Subscribe to Vin Diesel alerts

More Vin Diesel

One Year Later, Paul Walker's Family And Friends Pay Tribute To The Late Actor

It’s been a year since the death of Paul Walker. With all the bad stuff that happened in 2014, the actor’s death last winter sort...

Universal Pictures Plan To Make "At Least" Three More 'Fast & Furious' Movies

There may be another three movies in the Fast & Furious franchise.Paul Walker starred in a number of the Fast & Furious franchise.Watch The Movie...

A Week In Movies: Interstellar Lands In Cinemas, Tarantino Hosts The Hateful Eight, And Dumb & Dumber To Premieres In L.A., Plus New Trailers For Furious 7, Ex Machina And Minions

After earlier permieres in L.A. And London, Interstellar held a week-of-release premiere on Monday in New York, attended by Christopher Nolan and his wife producer...

Furious 7 Trailer

The cast of 'Furious 7' talk about their favourite moments from the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, including favourite car, favourite locations, favourite fight and favourite...


See Paul Walker In The High-Octane 'Furious 7' Trailer

After a the tragic car crash that killed Paul Walker in 2013, his on-screen character, Brian O'Conner, will ride again in 'Furious 7', the seventh...

Fast & Furious 7 Trailer

There's ever more death-defying stunts to be had with this crack team of vehicular warriors, who reunited after a brief retirement when DSS agent Luke...

"Furious 7" Trailer Revealed: Is This The End Of An Era?

The first trailer for Furious 7 (aka the seventh Fast & Furious) is out and here’s the good news – it’s faster and furious-er...

Official Title For 'Fast & Furious 7' Unveiled, Date For First Trailer Is Released

The build up to the release the seventh instalment of the 'Fast and the Furious' film franchise has begun as the title of the highly...



Vin Diesel Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Vin Diesel

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All