Is Vin Diesel ‘Black Panther’? the Actor Takes a Meeting at Marvel

The actor confirms that Marvel Studios has sought him out, but he has no idea who they have in mind for him to play.

Does Marvel want Vin Diesel as Black Panther?
Does Marvel want Vin Diesel as Black Panther?
Out of all the actors and celebrities who interact with fans through Facebook and/or Twitter, few are as open as Vin Diesel. The Riddick star revealed on his Facebook page today that Marvel Studios has requested to meet with him.

"Marvel has requested a meeting... no idea what for... haha, you probably know better than me..."

With the amount of projects that Marvel has in various stages of development, it's hard to pin down what exactly this meeting may be for. Marvel Phase Two movies Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2 have not gone into production yet, neither has the only confirmed Marvel Phase Three movie, Ant-Man. Other projects in development include Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and, much further down the line, The Avengers 3.

Would you like to see Vin Diesel suit up as a Marvel superhero? Or a Marvel villain? There has been much controversy over Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four. Are they tempting more controversy by throwing Vin Diesel into the ring as African chief of the Panther Tribe of the advanced nation of Wakanda, T'Chall, aka Black Panther? Diesel was raised by a caucasian mother and African-American stepfather, and has often said that he is 'definitely a person of colour'. So why not? He actually looks like he could pull off the part. Let the controversy begin. Who do you think Vin Diesel should play in the Marvel Universe?

Vin Diesel's Riddick hits theaters on September 6, and he will likely also begin production later this year on Fast & Furious 7, returning as Dominic Torreto.

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Comments (80)

  1. Blackpanther1227

    idris elba!!!! he's the only one that i can think of to play bp.accent and all. i like vin and riddick is what he is best as.

    2 years agoby @blackpanther1227Flag

  2. Sofakingnews

    Why in the f*ck would this be controversial?

    2 years agoby @SofakingnewsFlag

  3. Chris Ferguson

    @gyrene68, Vin Diesel is not white.

    2 years agoby @Chris-FergusonFlag

  4. Sherri Y

    Vin is just too...old to play T'Challa. (There, I said it.) I really like the Chadwick Boseman suggestion. Or maybe even Aldis Hodge of Leverage fame.

    2 years agoby @Sherri-YFlag

  5. Gyrene68

    Why not? If they can use blacks to play white characters, why not whites for previous;y black characters?

    2 years agoby @gyrene68Flag

  6. James Hetzel

    Vin Diesel should play Namor or Vision of Marvel

    2 years agoby @James-HetzelFlag

  7. WongFu

    @Conor-Holtz I thought Luke Cage has hair, Vin doesn't.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag


    @bane5000 - Solid casting. I was hoping Marvel would go a little younger since T"Challa is supposed to be a young prince, maybe somebody like Michael B. Jordan from Chronicle.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    @bane5000 - It's highly unlikely Snipes would be back as Blade, one because of his age, and two him and Marvel had beef during the making of Blade 3 so I doubt Marvel would ask him to come back. Also I like Michael Jai White but he would be a poor mans Blade.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    @moviefan9482 - Same here. Hell Seth Regan on another site mention George Lucas & Disney ask him to come in for a meeting, it didn't mean they wanted him to direct Star Wars.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  11. supermanvenom

    @bane5000 he would be a good choice

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  12. Bane5000

    My choice for T'Challa/BP is still Chadwick Boseman { 42 film }

    For his father T'Chaka, it's either Chiwetel Ejiofor { Inside Man, Salt and Children of Men }
    or Djimon Hounsou { Gladiator, Constantine and Blood Diamond }

    Also Chiwetel Ejiofor could also play Kang the Conqueror, just watch how cold of a character he can play as The Operative in the film Serenity

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. Bane5000

    @supermanvenom ......well since marvel got the rights back, but they haven't officially said what they are gonna do with Blade or even if they gonna have Snipes come back to play him...Me best bet is for them to reboot and I can see Maichael Jai White kicking ass being Blade

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  14. Conor Holtz

    Black Panther is a possibility but that is one out of the three other films they have announced. If Marvel is going to do a Doctor Strange movie they are going to be moving into the area of magic. I think Vin Diesel would do better as a Luke Cage type of Character.

    2 years agoby @Conor-HoltzFlag

  15. MovieFan9482

    @Number1Wolverine I agree, its just a meeting and Vin Diesel even says he has no idea what it is about so i don't know why the article suggest he'll be the black panther other than to just stir things.

    2 years agoby @moviefan9482Flag

  16. Clint

    Hmmmm, I thought Marvel was trying to lend more credibility to superhero movies by choosing actors that could for the most part, um, act?

    2 years agoby @pack-rulz1978Flag

  17. WongFu

    lets get off subject for a moment. I was watching InnerSpace the other night and they interviewed the cast of Bitten. One of the stars wore plaid, had a beard and looked exactly like the image of Wolverine.
    My jaw dropped when I saw the actor in costume.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  18. Larry O Martin

    no no no. he is not right for the role. we need some one who can act like a king convincingly. it aint him.

    2 years agoby @Larry-O-MartinFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Well, I've never promoted White for the role, yet time and again I get your point

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    Everybody needs to chill out, it's just a meeting and I highly doubt Marvel would even consider hiring Vin for Black Panther.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  21. masterofthemoon

    I would prefer Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther!

    2 years agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  22. Hideki Ryuga

    As long as they paint him in black

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  23. Youngrizo

    I'm guessing they want him for Thanos... if you look at the way he plays a character like Riddick... a villain with a very muscular build would fit the bill...

    but you never know, I can't think of too many good guys they would want him as

    2 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  24. ejk1

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson@wahha No on both counts. Daredevil needs someone that can act because of the lawyer scenes, and Ultron has to be introduced before Vision.

    @bawnian-dexeus That's not a good enough reason for me. It's no different than giving Carano the role of WW. Granted, White is more accomplished, but neither should get the role based on physicality alone.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  25. WongFu

    I wouldn't mind seeing Vin in an Expandable film.
    However I can see him in a Star Wars film as a certain character 'Force Unleased'

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  26. Sean M. Dudley

    as a writer, black man and a fan of Vin Diesel since Boiler Room and Pitch Black, as well as a comic book collector. I agree with phatalphd's comment...HELL NO!!! Djimon Hounsou would be a better candidate for the role among others. Hell, he was the voice of the Black Panther in the animated series...smh. Burn Hollywood burn and Marvel too if you do this. I won't go see it.

    2 years agoby @Sean-M-DudleyFlag

  27. CoreyB

    Who knows what they wanted to meet w/him for...but I do love me some Vin. Who doesnt?

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  28. phatalphd

    wtf? ummm no....that'd pretty much ruin the basis of the characters. he's supposed to be an african prince and you cast Vin deisel? Id boycott it just off that. Is hollywood really that scared of a black male lead? wtf this better be rubbish

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag

  29. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Or DareDevil ?

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

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