07/19/2013 04:50 pm ET

Vin Diesel & Marvel Teaming Up? 'There Is Some Very Big News Coming At The End Of This Month'


Vin Diesel was at Comic-Con on Friday to promote the upcoming science-fiction thriller "Riddick," but that wasn't the only project on his mind. When Diesel was asked about his recent meetings with Marvel Studios, the actor teased that "some very big news" could be announced by the end of July.

Back on June 26, Diesel posted to his Facebook page that Marvel Studios had "requested a meeting," but the "Fast & Furious" star didn't offer any other details. Earlier this month, Diesel again teased his Facebook fans with photographic proof that he met with Marvel, but declined to provide further context. Speculation has run rampant that Diesel could be a part of "Marvel's The Avengers 2" as either Thanos or Vision. (Indeed, the fan who asked Diesel about his Marvel involvement on Friday did use the word "vision.")

Whether all of this comes to fruition, obviously, remains to be seen. For what it's worth, THR reporter Borys Kit speculated that some answers might be offered up during the Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel on Saturday.

As for "Riddick," fans can watch a new, NSWF red-band trailer for the film below.

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