Master Puzzlelord Vin Diesel continues to leave cryptic, maddening hints that he might be in Marvel’s upcoming Inhumans movie, currently set for a November 2018 release. A few months ago, the thespian cluemaster posted a picture of his Guardians Of The Galaxy character Groot on Facebook, with the caption, “I get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I’m Inhuman… Haha.” Haha indeed, one might robotically laugh to oneself after leaving a conundrum of such cunning and guile for amateur detectives to unravel. And now, the case is once again afoot, with Diesel posting a new Facebook picture of himself, wearing a shirt with the Inhumans logo in front of the words “Are you Inhuman?” WHAT COULD IT MEAN?!
Of course, it’s possible that Diesel is merely hinting that he’d really like to be in Inhumans, as opposed to semi-coyly commenting on his involvement in the project. If that’s the case, someone at Marvel should really do the poor guy a favor and cast him, before he starts posting fan art of himself as a sci-fi moon mutant to his DeviantArt account (QuickAngryVin66).
On the other hand, we kind of hope this gets drawn out for a while, if only to see what other ways Diesel can shoehorn the word “Inhuman” into his social media presence. A Change.org petition against Inhumane treatment of animals? Instagrams of “Inhumanly good sushi?” Spelling the word repeatedly in Words With Friends (12 points a pop, even without a triple word score)?
The Inhumans, originally created by Jack Kirby back in the ’60s, were recently introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via the presence of the superpower-inducing Terrigen Mist in this season’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale. Current speculation suggests that the gravel-voiced Diesel might play Black Bolt, the Inhuman king, who rarely speaks because his voice has the power to shatter mountains. If so, it’s possible that this whole campaign is just part of Diesel’s master plan to make millions of dollars by saying three words per movie for the rest of his life.