It turns out that Vin Diesel isn't satisfied just voicing Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He wants to play a live-action character in the comic book world, and he's openly campaigning for the upcoming movie that he wants to be a part of:
As perfect as Vin Diesel was voicing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, fans have been quick to note that the part doesn't necessarily discount him as a potential candidate for another live action role in a Marvel Studios film. While it would have been weird if Idris Elba were playing both Heimdall in the Thor films and another character like Luke Cage - as there would be no explanation as to why they look so similar - a voice role vs. a live-action role is something that audiences wouldn't a problem negotiating. Obviously this concept has occurred to Diesel as well, which is why he's now openly saying that he wants a part in Marvel's 2019 blockbuster Inhumans.
This isn't actually the first time that Diesel has used his Facebook page to promote the idea of him starring in Inhumans, as he did something similar back in August, but this is definitely his most direct message yet (note the Inhumans logo Photoshopped on to the actor's shirt). We've even done our part by noting that he would be a rather perfect and ironic fit for the role of Black Bolt:
For those of you unfamiliar with the character from Marvel Comics, Black Bolt (a.k.a. Blackagar Boltagon) is the king of the Inhumans: a race of superhumans each of whom possess a unique gift thanks to a substance known as the Terragin Mist. Black Bolt's particular power is that he has a hypersonic voice that is massively destructive and directional thanks to what is essentially a tuning fork that he wears on his forehead. The reason it would be a somewhat ironic part for Vin Diesel to play is that Black Bolt's power forces him to stay completely silent - which would be an interesting Marvel follow-up to Groot, who has a vocabulary that maxes out at five words.
It's hard to say if Vin Diesel is directing campaigning to play Black Bolt if if he would just be happy to take any part in the Inhumans movie, but we do know that he wants in. If he were to sign on, would you support Marvel's choice? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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