We Did Not See This One Coming!
The Vin-Meister himself. The man who makes a dirty wife-beater vest look good. The man who can make clunking racing gear changes despite the fact the car he is driving has an automatic transmission. He who can corner fast in an American car without it falling over. And do all of the above while staring intently and saying “Mumble, mumble, fambly, mumble!”
Yeah, that guy. He’s going to be in Avatar 2!
He has appeared alongside Avatar maestro James Cameron on his Instagram with the message:
“There is one person in Hollywood I’ve always wanted to work with and learn from”
Then indicated to Cameron behind him.
Diesel also tagged the post with “And the journey continues… #Blessed #Grateful #Avatar”.
A Heavyweight Cast
He joins a cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Cowell, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Edie Falco, Cliff Curtis, Matt Gerald, Dileep Rao, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion and Duane Evans Jr.
Four sequels are planned with the first shooting now. It remains to be seen if Diesel will have a major role or just a cameo.
He’s already playing one sentient tree, so we expect him to appear as himself or a Navi to avoid typecasting or clashing with Sam Worthington over who is the most emotive block of wood on this production.
Avatar 2 is primed for a December 2020 release.