Vin Diesel to join ‘The Avengers’?

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'Fast and Furious' star hints at possible Marvel hero role on Facebook

VIN WITH MARVEL? Vin Diesel teases fans with 'Avengers' photo. Image from his Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – Vin Diesel will soon join the film universe of Marvel Comics, or so went his teasing post on Facebook Tuesday, July 9.

“Marvel meeting today,” Diesel wrote. “Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed.”

Diesel added it was his fans who helped make the sit down a reality. “You know I get tunnel vision with my work,” he wrote, “and after that meeting today … wow!”

The post was accompanied by a picture of Diesel posing before a poster of an old “Avengers” comicbook.

Avengers 2” is set for release in 2015, following other Marvel sequels “Thor: The Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014.

While “The Avengers” remains a speculation for Vin Diesel fans, future installments of the fuel-pumping “Fast and Furious” franchise are confirmed.

Watch ‘Fast and Furious 6’ trailer here:

With over 44 million likes on his Facebook, Diesel is one of the highly popular celebrities on the social networking site. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he talked about his interaction with fans which started in 2009 and has since led to his huge online following.

“So, when I started talking to the fans, I became the No. 1 page in the world. And it was only because I said: ‘Hi, guys, I love you.'”

READ: Shirtless Vin Diesel shouts, ‘Mahal ko kayo!’

The star said he personally opens his Facebook account and has never let anyone post on his behalf.

In his recent Manila visit, Diesel showed his effort to connect with his fans both online and offline. In a tour to promote the latest “Fast and Furious” flick, the star was seen going around the metropolis, riding jeepneys and posing for photos with his fans. –

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