Vin Diesel: Marvel's "merging of brands" in phase 3
Vin Diesel has another Marvel movie planned for 2016 after Guardians Of The Galaxy. And he's given a tease about phase three...
Vin Diesel, currently sitting at the top of the US box office with Riddick, was teasing earlier in the year that he'd been invited to have a chat with Marvel. Then, it was revealed that he had landed the role of voicing Groot in James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, that's now shooting. So it was assumed that his Marvel meeting was about that.
Turns out, it wasn't really. And Marvel and Diesel are looking at a potential project for 2016.
Talking to Maria Menounos, he said that "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".
He added that "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".
Merging of the brands? Is that in the same way The Avengers brought lots of brands together, or might Iron Man and Captain America be going head to head, attempting to show Batman and Superman how it's done?
Diesel confirmed that whatever project he was talking about for 2016 with Marvel is still on the cards too, and that Guardians Of The Galaxy voice work is about all he can fit into his schedule at the moment (he's currently working on Fast & Furious 7).
Leave your speculation as to what Diesel's phase three movie could be in the comments...
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