Vin Diesel Says There Will Be ‘A Merging Of Brands’ In Marvel’s Phase 3

In an interview with Maria Menounos (video below), Vin Diesel spoke about playing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, and, more importantly, he revealed something new about his meeting with Marvel.

When I met with Marvel it wasn’t for anything immediate, it was to talk about a film that would be introduced in the Phase 3 part of Marvel, not for a few years. […] A great meeting. It was even talking about something so big I can’t even talk about because it’s like the merging of brands in a way, which I won’t get into. That was something way, way, way, way, way down the road. [transcribed by Bleeding Cool, emphasis theirs]

He went on to say that, even though he’s playing Groot, he and Marvel are still “working on something for 2016”. A merging of brands in 2016? No idea what that means, but we hope he’s playing Captain Britain and Howard the Duck in a merging of two brands nobody needed.

The stuff about Marvel starts about 50 minutes in.

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