Kevin Feige On Vin Diesel Meeting, "There's Nothing To Announce With Vin"
Whatever was discussed between actor Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is so far down the line Feige says it might not ever exist. So that most likely means Vin is not voicing Rocket Raccoon or Groot and probably isn't Ultron.
Vin Diesel has teased a looming Marvel Studios announcement for the past few days but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has just thrown a bit of a wet blanket on that wildfire. Said Kevin Feige, "Well, here's what I will tell you about Vin. And I'll be very honest with you. We did a press day on the "Captain America" set last week or something. The very first question was, "So how did the meeting with Vin Diesel go?" I went, "Here's the funny thing, it hasn't happened yet. It happens at 3 p.m. today." And they went, "Oh, really?" And it did and he came by and met. So, I'll say two things: One, there's nothing to announce with Vin. Vin is an amazing guy and an amazing personality."
Feige also says that no announcements will be made about Vin's role at Disney's upcoming D23 Expo next month. When specifically asked, Feige replied, "No. It's so far ahead it may not even exist. So, there's nothing to announce. But, I love Vin and he's an amazing personality. Look how much attention he's gotten for a meeting. He's incredibly shrewd. He's got a Riddick movie that I can't wait to see. And the "Fast & Furious" franchise, in addition to Vin, is a franchise I admire a lot for turning the sixth and next year the seventh into the biggest and most popular one. As far as a piece of it? Could someday we do a "Luke Cage: Hero for Hire" in that kind of vein. Totally."
So if we apply a bit of logic to what Feige says above (who opened the interview with a statement that he would never outright lie à la Talia Al Ghul or Khan) whatever was discussed and agreed upon with Diesel is so far down the line Marvel is unsure if they'll ever even get to it. So that means no, Vin's not voicing Groot or Rocket Raccoon, and no, he's not playing Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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