‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: Vin Diesel As Vision Could Be Bad Idea [Op-Ed]

Avengers: Age of Ultron may feature Vin Diesel as the robot called Vision, and that may be a bad idea.

When I heard the combined news that the sequel to the blockbuster Marvel film would have Ultron in it and Vin Diesel may be playing Vision, I looked some things up and was immediately filled with dread.

Vision is a member of the Avengers, a robot invented by Ultron who apparently went rogue when he encountered The Wasp and was convinced to fight alongside the team. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Ultron himself was created by Hank Pym, a character who, like The Wasp, might not even be introduced until Marvel’s “third wave.” Ultron himself is surrounded by a storyline that will need to be changed drastically in order to work in Avengers: Age of Ultron, unless Ant Man and The Wasp are only in their human forms at this point.

The dread I felt came from the parallel I drew to the casting of fellow tough-guy actor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze. Vin Diesel may be a great guy and all, but the idea of him playing a major comic book super hero, especially in Avengers: Age of Ultron, just doesn’t sit right for me. Of course, he might surprise me and end up being perfect for the role, like Chris Evans did with Captain America: The First Avenger.

Vin Diesel has always struck me as the kind of actor who has to play the lead role, aside from the one he played in Saving Private Ryan. It’s hard for me to believe he can stay in the background and just play along as someone else takes control. Schwarzenegger couldn’t do it in Batman & Robin, and he practically ruined what was left of the film.

To Vin Diesel’s credit, though, he never relied on one-liners and over-acting to steal the show. As also previously reported by The Inquisitr, Vin Diesel says he feels guilty playing the role that made him famous, Riddick. This tells me he’s willing to work outside his comfort zone to play a role, but unfortunately, he doesn’t appear to have much range.

I hope Vin Diesel can prove me wrong if the rumor is true that he’s playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It just seems like a bad idea.

What do you think of Vin Diesel playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

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