Vin Diesel Says He'll Play Black Bolt in Inhumans If He Likes the Script and Director

Monday, 19 October 2015 - 2:24PM
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Monday, 19 October 2015 - 2:24PM
Vin Diesel Says He'll Play Black Bolt in Inhumans If He Likes the Script and Director
We all know that Vin Diesel is interested in playing Black Bolt in the Inhumans movie, as he's been seemingly campaigning for the role publicly for the last year. But now, in a new interview with MTV News, Diesel heavily implied that he's not campaigning for the role, but rather that it's his for the taking:



The Guardians of the Galaxy actor said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast:

Opening quote
"It's not a matter of me wooing Marvel, it's a matter of Marvel wooing me. And I love them, but I'm just saying, show me a dope script and show me a great director, all of which I know that Kevin [Feige] is capable of, because he dazzled me when he suggested Groot. That was, like, profound to me. I thought [Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy] was genius. I'm not doing anything just for work. I'm doing things that I can feel passionate about, and that I feel like I can contribute to."
Closing quote

Many fans have been dream casting Diesel as Black Bolt, as his hulking physicality would make him perfect for the role. Plus, his role as Groot shouldn't get in the way, as that's only a voice role, while Black Bolt doesn't speak as a result of his voice's tendency to level cities. Diesel has seemed equally enthused at the prospect, as he posted the above picture on his Facebook page and sent the below post shortly after the confirmation of an official Inhuman script:

Vin and Marvel... you all made it happen!I get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I'm Inhuman... Haha.

Posted by Vin Diesel on Saturday, 9 August 2014


And while his most recent statements aren't a confirmation that he'll play the role, or even that he's officially been offered, he is certainly acting as if the role is his if he wants it. And considering how many hints he's been dropping, that probably means he'll be cast in the role, so long as Marvel doesn't completely drop the ball on the script. 

Inhumans is set to come out in theaters on July 12, 2019.
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