Wednesday evening, on Vin Diesel's facebook page, he posted a picture as thanks to a fan; but the wet-and-wild stunt shot wasn't the most exciting or interesting part of the post to comic book fans.
"P.s. Marvel has requested a meeting... no idea what for... haha, you probably know better than me..." Diesel posted.
So, who, since Diesel doesn't even know, could Marvel Studios be interested in the action star to play? As a large muscular brawler known for his charm as much as his strength, Diesel certainly fits into the "superhero" mold. There are many as-yet-uncasted characters rumored for the remainder of Phase 2 and Phase 3. Characters like Ronan the Accuser have been batted around, Thanos doesn't have an official actor, Black Bolt (or any number of other Inhumans - Gorgon comes to mind as a stronger possibility for an actor like Thanos, for example), or even a returning character to the Marvel Studios world like Ghost Rider or the Punisher could fit for his devil-may-care attitude. Of course, with no less than three untitled Marvel films officially on the docket for the next few years, the possibilities are virtually endless. Though with this meeting happening now, it would seem we'd be looking at a role for the 2013-2015 movie slate at the latest.
So, who could Vin Diesel be meeting with Marvel Studios about? As his star, backed by the incredibly successful Fast and Furious franchise continues to skyrocket, it will be interesting to see what - if any - role he has to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.