July 23, 2013
Vin Diesel Hinting He Could Be Playing Either Thanos Or Vision In The MCU?
While Kevin Feige was downplaying Marvel's meeting with actor Vin Diesel at Comic-Con. The actor was still giving tidbits of information to EW, who he might be looking to play in the MCU. People having been under the impression that Guardians members Groot and Rocket Raccoon are solid candidates. However, a new statement from Vin seemingly puts him in a more villainous direction. As he mentions a "love story" similar to the one in the original Fast And Furious film. This gives us the more fuel that Vin might actually be in the running for the Mad Titan Thanos or Ultron's android creation Vision.
“Marvel was excited about bring a different kind of relationship, a different kind of love story, I guess kind of inspired from the Dom-Letty relationship, into the Marvel universe.”
The android villain turned Avenger member Vision has a well known love story within the comics. Which sees him and Scarlet Witch (confirmed as a villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron) fall in love. Diesel has been campaigning for ages to play Vision and there was quite a large fan outcry to have Agent Coulson play him. Marvel knows that the fans want him involved in one way or another. Ultron (the baddie of Avengers 2) builds Vision to defeat the Avengers but ultimately rejects Ultron to join the heroes instead.
Thanos is expected to be the villain behind the scenes of Guardians of The Galaxy leading to a big brawl Avengers 3. The Titan's obsession and passion for his love Death (an actual flesh and blood character in the form of a female human). His love for Death compels him take the lives of half the universe as an offering to her. Whedon actually spoke to the Thanos/Death relationship a while back which would mean that would be guiding factor to him getting his hands on the infinity gauntlet.