Marvel cinematic universe: Vin Diesel, The Inhumans, and beyond


Vin Diesel is starting to become one of my favorite actors in Hollywood because of just how real he is in his interview. There’s also the fact that he leveraged his house for the production of Riddick. In an interview with the beautiful Maria Menouos, Vin Diesel talks in-depth about his entire experience with Marvel Studios, including a cute story of how his daughter was the sole reason why he accepted the role of Groot:

My daughter said yes to Groot …Again I said the conceptual art was so incredible, but to make sure I was on the right track I took the book of conceptual art into the room with my kids and I opened it up to the page where all five guardians of the galaxy characters are and I said, “Who do you think they daddy to play?” And my daughter so quickly pointed to Groot. From that moment on I was Groot.


He also confirmed that Groot would be saying his famous line “I AM GROOT” and nothing but that one line. During the Annihilation: Conquest story arc, Groot was able to speak full on sentences so for a seasoned actor as Vin Diesel, we all assumed that Marvel wouldn’t use him for delivering the line “I AM GROOT”. He says:

So whereas someone else would’ve said “THIS IS CRAZY ONE LINE?!” I thought of it as an insanely, fun challenge.

Also revealed in the interview, there is a big detail that Vin Diesel just happen to drop:

Marvel talks to me and says were going to send something in two weeks. We want to focus on the 2-16 (2016) but we also, if possible, we want to answer this growing request for something now. I don’t have six months to play a character in the immediate future. It’s all booked. There was no way I was going to be able to deliver; there was no way Marvel was going to deliver.

Many Marvel cinematic fan out there speculated that he would be Thanos, Vision, Black Panther, Ant-Man (no), or Doctor Strange (even bigger no). Vin Diesel was eventually cast as Groot, and everyone thought that was the end of it. In that line, Vin Diesel said that Marvel was still interested in him in doing a brand new franchise for 2016. It turns out that, according to CBM’s Mark Julian, the brand new IP that Vin Diesel was asked to star in was none other than The Inhumans. Yes, Vin Diesel was asked to play Black Bolt, the king of the Inhumans.


If you’ve been reading up on Marvel comics within the past couple years, then you’ll see that Marvel has a tendency to release Marvel comics events in correlation to their films. The comic reboots of Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova are good examples, including the Marvel comic events Age of Ultron and Infinity. Within the past few weeks, Marvel has teased us with with the “Is he” campaign that ultimately was revealed to be the next event, Inhumanity.

But there’s more!

…A great meeting I mean, it was just, it was even talking about something so big I can’t even talk about because it’s like a merging of brands in a way, which I won’t get into but its something that’s way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way down the road.

The merging of brands

Your brain probably did one of these, didn’t it?

Does this mean that if Marvel greenlights the Inhumans movie, it would have plans to merge all three teams (The Avengers, The Guardians, and The Inhumans) in an all-out battle with the Mad Titan Thanos? If that’s the case it would be a big film, and I mean a BIG FILM if this were to happen.


It only makes sense though as Thanos is no ordinary villain in the Marvel universe. Other than Galactus, Thanos is one of the most dangerous and deadly villains in the entire universe. In the famed Infinity Gauntlet story arc, it took practically the entire Marvel universe to take down Thanos.

Check out the video interview with Maria Menounos below!

Guardians of the Galaxy warps into theaters August 1st, 2014.

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