Welcome back to The Dan Cave, my intrepid pop cultural spelunkers! On this week’s episode, we’re working the rumor mill overtime to turn all of these Marvel Cinematic Universe tibdits into videographic gold. As you may know, earlier this week, Vin Diesel teased his 82 million Facebook followers with this image:
Naturally, the Internet whipped itself into a frenzy. Did Vin Diesel just reveal Marvel’s Phase III plans? Didn’t he just play Groot? Holy shit, he can type? These were but a few of the questions people asked, but then yesterday’s bombshell that Marvel’s Inhumans movie wasn’t just in the works, but it had a script dropped and people went crazier than Scarlet Witch at a baby shower. So, today on The Dan Cave, I’m trying to parse through all the noise to see what’s really going down, and will try to answer the questions of why Inhumans is a good idea for Marvel Studios, as well as who Vin “I am Groot, but I’d also like to be someone else” Diesel might conceivably be playing.
Want even more The Dan Cave? Well, that’s awfully kind of you to say. You can watch last week’s episode about what movies Marvel should have made before Guardians of the Galaxy, and the season premiere in which we examine the idea of a Legendary shared cinematic universe.