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The Vision Vin Diesel Rumor

Diesel for Avengers 2?

By Robert T. Trate     October 17, 2012
Source: Movie Hole, IMBD, and Geek Tyrant

There is a strange internet rumor that Vin Diesel, of all people, is going to play the Vision in the Marvel Movie Universe. According to sites such as Movie Hole, IMBD, and Geek Tyrant Vin Diesel is notorious for teasing his fan on his Facebook page with his next role. The rumor started when he had recently placed a picture of Marvel Comics’ The Vision on his profile page. I personally did not see it nor can I find that it is still up (there are a lot of Vin Diesel Facebook pages). 
 
My thoughts on the subject are: 
 
What is Diesel’s connection to Writer/ Director Joss Whedon? That connection may shine some light on the rumor. Did they have a project together that fell through? Are they drinking buddies? 
 
Physically Diesel fits the role (see picture), but he really doesn’t gel with the cast of actors in The Avengers.
 
What if he is being cast as Simon Williams (Wonder Man) in one movie only to die and come back as the Vision?
 
Perhaps Diesel just read a few Avengers comics and popped the Vision into his profile picture.
 
I thought I would give you Maniacs a chance to sound off below about your opinions on Diesel as the Vision. 

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samurai1138 10/17/2012 7:14:04 AM

 Well, he certainly had the range of emotions down pat. 

samurai1138 10/17/2012 7:16:43 AM

 But isn't Vin Diesel ALWAYS trying to attach his name to stuff? Wouldn't have to do that if he hadn't screwed up that first Pitch Black sequel so bad. How do you go from the best Alien rip-off ever to the worst sequel to an Alien rip-off ever? 

lusiphur 10/17/2012 7:28:17 AM

 Wasn't Vision a creaton of Ultron to destroy the Avengers?  Why does everyone keep saying "<character X> will die and come back as the Vision."?  Did I miss something over the past 40 years I've been reading comics?

As for Vin Diesel, I know he's a bit of a nerd (he wrote the forward for the Thirty Years of Adventure D&D retrospective book), so I could see him wanting to play the part.  I think he'd do just fine as Vision.  Not sure why he wouldn't gel with the other rest of the cast, though.  

monkeyfoot 10/17/2012 7:43:10 AM

I don't think that the sequel Chronicles of Riddick was bad. It just didn't fit at all as a sequel to Pitch Black. The Black was a scary "gritty & real" (before that became a thing) movie that was realistic in that nobody was good or evil and anything bad could happen tlo anybody. Riddick was like a mix of Conan the Barbarian and David Lynch's Dune. We saw the epic story of a demi-god Hercules doing things on a mythic scale that storytellers could awe an audience with by campfire. The two styles just don't reconcile for me.

But on the subject, I got no clue what's going on with Diesel and the Vision thing. The other rumor is that Coulson will return as the Vision. But more likely Vin is putting this rumor out there to kickstart the fanboys into making this happen. I'm sure he could always use another franchise.

Wiseguy 10/17/2012 7:51:34 AM

You're 100% lusiphur the Vision was never Wonder Man. But the movies although close to the source material aren't exactly the same thing so I can see them changing things around a bit

Also if there's even a bit of truth to this maybe it means Ultron may be making an appearance. Although it appears a bit much having Ultron and his beginning, turning on his creator, building the Vision and so on all in one film, not to mention Thanos. Maybe we're getting ahead of ourselves.
 

 

I think the Coulson/Vision rumor has also been laid to rest with him being cast for the SHIELD series

 

 

violator14 10/17/2012 8:59:52 AM

His bald head and body definitely fits the bill. But I agree w/ u guys, i cant really see him acting as the Vision either.

DarthoftheDead 10/17/2012 10:29:25 AM

 Maybe if they give Vin Diesel some kinda  Voice over ala Darth Maul it could work???? Still, I agree, cant really see him in that part, lol.

monkeyfoot 10/17/2012 11:02:04 AM

Diesel as the Vision would seem to be an odd choice. Not bodywise but more his personality and voice. I was trying to imagine him like that and the first thing that popped into my head was a character from the 60s sci-fi show Lost In Space. In one episode there was a cape wearing super android named Idak (Instant Destroyer And Killer) who pretty much only said, "Crush! Kill! Destroy!"

You can see a funny video of the character on youtube by searching for Lost In Space Idak Remix.

redvector 10/17/2012 11:32:02 AM

I think he could be play Drax The Destroyer or maybe voicing Rocket Racoon in GOTG.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 10/17/2012 11:53:24 AM

I agree his voice and personality don't go with the Vision.  And seeing as The Vision is a robot I never understood why he needs muscles anyway.

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