Vin Diesel Won’t Play Black Bolt After All?

For several years, “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Vin Diesel has been teasing he has been campaigning for a secondary Marvel role, one that doesn’t conflict with his “Guardians of the Galaxy” voice role as Groot.

It has long been thought for years now it was the lead Inhumans character of Black Bolt, but ‘Guardians’ helmer James Gunn has suggested in a new Facebook posting that such a possibility is slim with the recent announcement of the Marvel Television and IMAX eight-part “The Inhumans” series which will include the character.

Gunn says in the social media posting: “‘The Inhumans’ is going to be a TV show. Unless Vin wants to take a huge pay cut and sign up to do a TV show it seems unlikely.”

The series itself goes into production sometime next year ahead of the first two episodes premiering exclusively on IMAX screens in the Fall. That will be followed by the remaining six episodes airing on ABC.