After seemingly campaigning his way into Guardians of the Galaxy through social media posts indicating that he’d been meeting with Marvel a couple of years ago, Vin Diesel has recently been dropping a lot of hints about possibly playing Black Bolt in the MCU.
For those who don’t know, the character is the leader of the Inhumans and has the ability to level an entire city block with just a whisper, something which essentially makes him a mute. If he opens his mouth to talk, destruction follows.
While Diesel is far from a bad actor, you can see why Marvel might actually consider him for a character who doesn’t have many lines and essentially just needs to be an imposing presence among the Inhumans. And now, he’s added more fuel to the fire by again indicating that he’s met with the studio about playing a live-action Black Bolt:
“It would be… put it this way, when Kevin Feige started talking to me about… who would ever think? A voice for one thing and presence for another would be pretty genius – it’d be pretty genius. Whenever my father sends me an email, at the end of it he says ‘stay human’ – and it’s cool and beautiful, but what is he really trying to say. Is he trying to say I’ve been affected by Terrigen Mist? Does he want to cocoon me again?”
At this point, Diesel is going to look pretty foolish if he doesn’t end up being cast in Inhumans. It could definitely happen though, as there’s a lot of fan support for him taking on the role. As you can tell from his quote above, he also seems to be very knowledgeable about the character, so the Fast & Furious star has clearly being doing some research/preparation.
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