[Movies] Vin Diesel Talks About a Marvel Phase Three Project Set for 2016
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.07.2013
Diesel hints at a "merging of brands"...
Actor Vin Diesel was recently interviewed by Maria Menounous. During the interview, Diesel said he and Marvel are still discussing a role for a mystery 2016 Phase Three film for the studio.
It appears Diesel is still in line to play another character for Marvel Studios on top of voicing Groot for Guardians of the Galaxy. Below are some highlights and a video of the interview:
Diesel on his discussions on a Phase Three project with Marvel: "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 enroll me. 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."
Diesel on how he has to be honest with his fans about working with Marvel: "We had agreed not to say anything about the specifics of the meeting. So, now I've got the fans who I love more than I love the industry, than I love everybody… I was thinking 'I've got to be real with them, I've got to tell them something' and yet I want to be respectful of people's process and if people like to do a slow reveal, you know? Quite frankly, it would have been too much to say and it might have been anticlimactic to say 'We're working on something for 2016' and so I just said 'You're going to hear some really big news' and I left at the end of that and it went crazy."
Diesel on his talks with Marvel for a project set for 2016 and wanting to do something more immediate first: "The next Monday, Marvel talks to me and says 'We're going to send something over in two weeks. We want to focus on the 2016 but we also want to, if possible, 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… after Comic-Con, we were at a stalemate…"