Vin Diesel is already in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the voice of Groot in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but he might appear on screen soon in another MCU movie. The actor is rumored to be playing Black Bolt in “Inhumans.” Diesel didn’t confirm his involvement with the film, but it sounds like he is open to the possibility.
“It’s not a matter of me wooing Marvel, it’s a matter of Marvel wooing me,” Diesel said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “And I love them, but I’m just saying, show me a dope script and show me a great director, all of which I know that Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president,] is capable of, because he dazzled me when he suggested Groot. That was, like, profound to me. ... I’m not doing anything just for work. I’m doing things that I can feel passionate about, and that I feel like I can contribute to.”
It’s pretty clear that Diesel isn’t signed on for “Inhumans” yet, but it could happen once the studio chooses a writer and director. It’ll likely be a while before that happens, though. The studio still hasn’t announced directors for either “Captain Marvel” or “Black Panther,” both of which are scheduled to come out before “Inhumans.”
Diesel stirred up rumors that he could be signed on for the next superhero project when he implied that he’d talked about the movie with Feige. “Put it this way, when Kevin Feige started talking to me about --who would ever think?” he told IGN last week. “A voice for one thing and presence for another would be pretty genius. It'd be pretty genius.”
“Inhumans” will follow a group of people who have alien DNA that allows them to have powers if they come into contact with Terrigen mist. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is already introducing the new beings. Despite rumors of the film being canceled, the alien-human hybrids are still scheduled to get their own movie in 2019.
Luckily, the “Last Witch Hunter” actor won’t have to wait for “Inhumans” to appear in another Marvel flick. He will once again voice Groot in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.