Before the announcement of Vin Diesel as Groot in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the actor teased numerous possibilities about roles he might play in an upcoming Marvel film.
This past weekend the actor was at it again, teasing that he may be involved in a potential Marvel role that requires everything but the one thing he provided for ‘Guardians’ – his voice. Speaking with io9 to promote “The Last Witch Hunter,” the actor discussed the possibility:
“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.”
This has led to immediate speculation that he would play the powerful Inhuman Black Bolt – a character whose slightest whisper can unleash great destructive power – which is why he chooses to remain silent as much as possible. Of course, the “Inhumans” film has been rumored to be cancelled (and said cancellation was rumored to be refuted) over the weekend so it’ll be a while off before we see whom he might become.