Hey, have you heard the rumors that Marvel wants Vin Diesel to join their cinematic universe? If you have, it's possibly because Vin Diesel himself won't shut up about it. And now he's posted something on his Facebook page that very likely reveals exactly who he'll be playing.
Here's the pic Diesel posted, and the caption:
Marvel meeting today…
Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed…
P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen… you know I get tunnel vision with my work… and after that meeting today… wow!
Diesel is standing in front of the cover to Avengers #2 (#2 — GET IT?!) and the key word in his post is, obviously, "vision." Vin Diesel is a huge nerd, so I can't begrudge him being insanely excited about the possibility of playing the Avengers' android pal in the sequel; I'd be excited out of my mind too. But posting this kind of stuff before the deal is announced just seems like asking for trouble — whether it be from Marvel/Disney's lawyers, or from karma.
I hope it works out, though — I think Diesel is uniquely suited to play an emotionless robot. I mean, he's had plenty of experience playing the one in The Fast and the Furious movies, after all.
[Via Nerd Bastards]