Vin Diesel teases Marvel Cinematic Universe role: Will he play Ant-Man?
Vin Diesel just dropped a big hint on his Facebook page. The actor met with some Marvel Studios execs, and though he didn't reveal what the conversation was about, he did post an image and a comment that can be read into for more information.
"Marvel meeting today... Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed..." Diesel writes, along with the above photo. "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!"
The poster behind Diesel teases "the new Giant Man," a character who is also known as Ant-Man in the Marvel Universe. It's no secret that Marvel is working on a movie focused on "Ant-Man" that will be directed by Edgar Wright. Though it's due out in theaters on Nov. 6, 2015, no casting announcements have been made. What better time than Comic-Con (or D23) for Marvel to roll out some exciting announcements, no?
Others have noted Diesel's use of the word "vision" in his Facebook post. Rumors have been swirling since "The Avengers" was released that The Vision would be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it could be that Diesel is playing -- or at least hinting at -- that character. Interestingly enough, the first version of Vision was a part of Ant-Man's storyline. In this case, those facts don't seem like coincidences.
Up next, Diesel is starring in "Riddick," the third live action "Chronicles of Riddick" movie. It's due in theaters on Sept. 6.