Yeah, we all know that Vin Diesel will be voicing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy next year. But could he also have a much bigger role in Marvel’s Phase 3?
That’s what the action star seems to be hinting at in a new interview, where he describes the Groot role as just something to appease fans in the interim — until he jumps into a much bigger Marvel role in the future.
But it’s even crazier than that. Diesel describes the mysterious future role as something “so big” that represents a “merging of brands.” What the hell does that mean? A super-Marvel movie bringing together the Guardians and Avengers? A crossover into the X-Men-verse?
Read Diesel’s comments via Total Film and give us your best guess:
“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 ... 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.”
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.’”
If nothing else, this definitely has our curiosity piqued. Marvel is known to think several years in advance, and it makes sense they’d be brainstorming Phase 3 right about now. So what are Diesel and Marvel planning?
(Via Total Film)