Marvel moves forth with Diesel power

Vin DieselNot too long ago, Fast and Furious actor Vin Diesel revealed that his heavily teased meetings with Marvel were initially about a property that Marvel were looking to launch as part of their third phase of movies scheduled for a 2016 release.

Talks soon turned into current roles which led to him being cast as Groot in the upcoming Guardians Of  The Galaxy, but apparently the talks between Mr Diesel and Marvel didn’t stop there.

In an interview with Bleeding Cool, Diesel says he and Marvel are still discussing the role for the mystery 2016 Phase 3 film.

“When I met with Marvel it wasn’t for anything immediate, it was to talk about a film that would be introduced in the Phase 3 part of Marvel, not for a few years. You wouldn’t be able to see it for a few years. In my mind, Marvel were doing it right, they were enrolling me at the ground level which is the best way to enrol me.

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.”

Though Diesel teased the meeting to no end on social media, he said he and Marvel agreed not to speak about specifics, and then Comic-Con happened.

“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 Igroot just said “You’re going to hear some really big news” and I left at the end of that and it went crazy.”

Diesel confirms that while he is still portraying Groot, his talks with Marvel about the 2016 project are still going on.

“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…”

This interview leads to many unanswered questions: What is the mystery 2016 Marvel film? Who else is Diesel going to play? And what does he mean by “merging of brands”?

Marvel currently has two untitled films slated for release in 2016; one on May 6th and another on July 8th. What could they be? Any ideas?

Source: Bleeding Cool

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