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Watch: 3 Clips From 'Riddick,' Vin Diesel Nearly Played Marvel "Phase 3" Character, But Voicing A Talking Tree Instead

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 28, 2013 8:57 AM
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Even before his name became tangled in the web of associations and secrecy that is Marvel's upcoming film slate, Vin Diesel was an absolute master of suggestion — just one “Fast & Furious” tidbit or Riddick-related image was enough to draw speculation to his impressive Facebook page. But then excitement really peaked when the actor revealed in June that Marvel had reached out to him; we thought the matter then settled when his voice/motion-capture role as talking tree Groot in “Guardians Of The Galaxy” was announced, but now it appears the original meeting had different intentions after all.

Thanks Riddick: Vin Diesel Eyes Another Sci-Fi Franchise With 'Soldiers Of The Sun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 5:00 PM
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So, is anyone actually anticipating "Riddick" next month or is Vin Diesel simply delusional about his cachet in the sci-fi realm? Either way, dude seems to love the genre and wants to keep blowing up aliens and mumbling or whatever it is he does.

Vin Diesel Plays To Strengths By Voicing Uncommunicative Lump Of Wood In Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 12, 2013 9:01 AM
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It's been one of the more intriguing movie-news related mysteries of the last few months. Concrete-voiced "Fast & Furious" star Vin Diesel has been hinting on his Facebook page for a little while that he was in discussions with Marvel about taking some kind of role in one of their upcoming projects. With "Thor: The Dark World" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" already quite a way into production, it seemed that it was more likely to be either "Guardians Of The Galaxy" or "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," and so speculation flew, with guesses ranging from the voice of Rocket Racoon or Thanos in the former to The Vision or Ultron in the latter.

Denzel Washington Turned Down Small Role In 'Fast & Furious 7'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 11:10 AM
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During a longwinded, occasionally entertaining rant about how studios can't seem to formulate new intellectual properties, Deadline's Mike Fleming, Jr. let some biggish news slip: Denzel Washington, who can be seen in this weekend's oddly satisfying shoot 'em up "2 Guns," turned down a "small role" in the next "Fast and Furious" movie (currently titled "Fast & Furious 7"), to be directed by James Wan ("The Conjuring," "Insidious: Chapter 2"). No details on who Denzel would have played or why he turned down the role, but Fleming is still hopeful that a major star can fill the void before Wan starts shooting. Considering Universal has already set a July 6th, 2014 date for "Fast & Furious 7," they'd better hurry up and find someone.

'Wrath Of The Titans' Writer Dan Mazeau Takes On Tom Cruise Sci-Fi 'Yukikame' & Vin Diesel Actioner 'World's Most Wanted'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 29, 2013 10:44 AM
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Names like Michael Bacall or John August fall in that bracket of Hollywood screenwriters who seemingly emerge from nowhere onto high-profile projects, when really their professional clout is informed by the many years of hard work beforehand. Writer Dan Mazeau may not yet have as similar a laundry list of credits under his belt — he previously penned “Wrath of the Titans” and the “Bleach” manga adaptation — but a pair of new assignments with two of the biggest action stars around looks to change that fact.

Watch: New 3-Minute Red Band Trailer For 'Riddick' Is Vin-Tacular

  • By Broseph Dudeface
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  • July 19, 2013 4:54 PM
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BROS! Gotta admit, this summer has been a bit of bummer. 'Fast 6' was like total sex, but that was like forever ago. My girl broke up with me, I've got that Mr. Sandusky for summer school English (that dude needs to get off my jock), so I've mostly been chillin' at my Moms. Nah, I didn't see any movies because, like, "Man Of Steel"? I ain't watchin' no Man In Tights. "Pacific Rim"? I'd prefer Pacific Trim, nah mean? But I got some fuckin' great news dudes -- VIN IS BACK.

Marvel Wants To Meet Vin Diesel For Some Reason & Armie Hammer Is Not Ant-Man

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 10:40 PM
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It seems rumors are flying fast and furious this week for nerd franchises, so let's get a handle on them, and kick off with one that is actually legit, followed by a couple others that are sort of ridiculous...

Interview: Justin Lin Talks Why Eva Mendes Didn't Come Back, And How Robert Altman Inspired 'Fast & Furious 6'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 22, 2013 11:59 AM
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This weekend the sixth "Fast and Furious" installment, "Fast and Furious 6" (or 'Furious 6,' if you want to be really cool), races into theaters nationwide. This new film sees much of the cast from the original movies returning, with some notable additions (like Gina Carano from "Haywire") and an even bigger scale – one action sequence involves a tank, the other a runaway plane. And a little while back, we got to chat with director Justin Lin, who has shepherded the franchise since the third movie, "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," transitioning it from a silly "Point Break" rip-off to one of the most consistently entertaining action franchises around. Lin told us how he has been mapping out the franchise since the beginning, what thoughts he has for James Wan (who will direct the next installment) and how Robert Altman was a big inspiration on this movie (yes really).

Ranking The 'Fast And Furious' Franchise Films From Best To Worst

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 21, 2013 12:59 PM
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This weekend sees the sixth (!) film in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, "Fast and Furious 6" (or, according to director Justin Lin, just "Furious Six") race into theaters. Once thought as a kind of also-ran franchise in the Universal canon, it has quickly become one of the studio's most important properties, with each subsequent film getting bigger and more bombastic (if not genuinely better). Sure, these movies might not be high art but they are consistently entertaining in a way that few Hollywood franchises are, full of muscle cars and beautiful women and tough guys who pummel each other just for the heck of it. In the spirit of "Fast and Furious," we thought we would run down every entry in the entire franchise, from best to worst. So put on your tiniest muscle shirt, grab that energy drink, and buckle up.

Vin Diesel Says 'Fast & Furious 7' Will Take Place In L.A, Tokyo & The Middle East

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 17, 2013 11:40 AM
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Who ever thought from its modest beginnings that the “Fast & Furious” franchise would ever reach the point where they have villains to face off against in each entry, with each requiring them to jet off to a variety of new and exotic locations. It was Rio for “Fast Five,” and in the most recent entry, “Furious 6,” the crew spent the majority of their time in London and Spain. Dominic Toretto’s practically James Bond by this point, right?

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