We are all aware of the Riddick actor voicing and doing the motion capture work for Groot in Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. But the big man himself has hinted at the possibility of a second secret project that he is working on with Marvel studios and I'm here to give my thoughts on what it could be. And from the header pic you can probably guess what I'm gonna say, yep that's right I think Vin may be playing the one and only Thano's.
I have hinted this idea around in a few places and a lot of people don't think it's the way they are going. I've heard "He can't play 2 characters in the same movie." But think about this, he is only voicing Groot and not going to be on screen as the giant tree. While a few weeks, maybe a month back there was a video of Diesel practicing on stilts. Why would he need stilts for a voice role or for MOCAP? On the other hand he would need to know how to work with them if he is going to be in a large suit to give Thanos the size he would need to be an intimidating villain. And why couldn't he have a second role in the Marvel universe? Chris Evans was both Johnny storm/Human Torch and Steve Rogers/Captain America without too much backlash. So it wouldn't be the first time it has happened.
I was able to get this question in live on AMC Theaters Movie Talk show on Youtube today (winner of the Best new news show on the web) and I invite you to watch the response from this group I have a ton of respect for. If you don't want to watch the entire episode (which I would highly suggest) you can jump to the time stamp of 28:00 to just see them discuss this issue.
So what do you think could this be the big secret project Vin has been teasing? And if so would you like the idea of him playing Thanos?