If there’s one actor in Hollywood that doesn’t need a publicist to generate hype it’s Vin Diesel. The Fast and Furious star is more than capable of keeping himself in the public eye and part of many a movie-goer conversation. Building on the unprecedented popularity of his performance as Groot in Marvel’s dark horse Guardians of the Galaxy, Diesel teased in August that he may have something to do with another inbound Marvel project, The Inhumans, scheduled for a 2018 release. Much like the Guardians, the Inhumans are another on-the-fringe team that have connections to the alien race introduced in Guardians, the Kree. Now, Diesel is once again stirring the pot and hinting at his involvement with the race of super-humans that spend some of their time living on the moon…you heard me. Here’s the image that Diesel posted on Facebook that everyone’s talking about:
There was no comment with this picture, but the caption says it all really. Whether or not what the image says is true is another story. Diesel also has “Inhumans” written on his fashionable shirt, if that helps. To be honest, this image has the feel of a sports clothing range an energy drink billboard with a celebrity endorsement. If it’s really Diesel’s way of saying “Hey, I’ll be in another Marvel movie”, it would a funny way of going about it. But hey, Diesel’s a funny guy…please don’t tell him I said that, he is quite terrifying.
If Diesel is in The Inhumans, there will certainly be a better chance of him having a live-action role as opposed to a voice-over as he did for Groot. There’s also a lot of members of the group that he could play – Black Bolt, Triton, Gorgon. Do these all sound like nerd colognes?
Anyway, this is one of those pieces of news that’s more “news” than news, but it’s exciting nonetheless and gets Inhumans involved in a conversation that’s been very Avengers and Dr Strange heavy recently.