Back in December, Guardians of the Galaxy star Vin Diesel teased that he may be up for a role in another Marvel adventure, Inhumans, with a cryptic message on his official Facebook page. Of course, no one has been officially cast for Inhumans yet, with the Marvel adventure hitting theaters on July 12, 2019. During a new interview with io9, the actor revealed that he has been in talks with the studio to play a character that wouldn't require his voice, which many fans think is Black Bolt from Inhumans.
"I can totally be something [else] with Marvel. I think playing that role only makes Marvel that much more excited and me having my experience with Marvel, seeing how great they were, makes me more excited. We've heard a lot of talk about Marvel wanting to have me play a character that doesn't have my voice. So my voice is used for Groot and my presence is used for the other character."
In the Marvel Comics, Black Bolt (a.k.a. Blackagar Boltagon) is the leader of the Inhumans, a character who has a voice that can emit destructive power that he chooses to remain silent for most of the time. Of course, it hasn't been confirmed that Black Bolt will even be part of the Inhumans story, but his presence certainly seems likely. It's possible that Vin Diesel is referring to a completely different character, but it isn't known who he may be talking about.
Last week, a rumor surfaced that Inhumans may actually be canceled, due to a conflict between Marvel's movie and TV divisions. The studio's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been setting up the Inhumans story, with the reveal that Chloe Bennet's Skye is actually an Inhuman named Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake. Last month, it was revealed that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has restructured his deal with Disney, which allows him to report directly to the studio, instead of Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter. However, the TV division still remains under Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter's purview, which has said to have caused a rift between the movie and TV divisions.
Inhumans doesn't have a director lined up yet or a screenwriter quite yet. Joe Robert Cole, who signed on to write Black Panther last week, wrote an initial draft, but we reported last week that the writer's draft isn't expected to be used in Inhumans. What do you think about the possibility of Vin Diesel playing Black Bolt? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more details.