Vin Diesel Isn't In The Avatar Sequels: "People Took That Out Of Context"
In 2019, Vin Diesel shared on social media that he has joined the cast of James Camern action movie.
Contrary to public belief, Vin Diesel will not appear in the Avatar films.
Speaking to Empire, Avatar producer Jon Landau said earlier reports of the Fast & Furious actor appearing in the sci-fi franchise were false — he isn't in the series.
"Vin was a fan," said Landau.
"He came in, visited the set one day to see what we were doing and people took that out of context."
In April 2019, Diesel teased that he had joined the franchise when he shared a video of himself on set alongside director James Cameron.
Speaking in the clip, the Guardians of the Galaxy star said: "It's long overdue, there is one person in Hollywood I've always wanted to work with and learn from, and so, all things come, I guess, to those that wait."
The Titanic director then quipped: "We're actually gonna give him the flashy thing from Men In Black when he leaves here so he has no memory whatsoever of what he's seen."
Diesel captioned the video: "And the journey continues... #Blessed #Grateful #Avatar."
Later that year, Diesel insisted he was part of Avatar, and one of the reasons was his friendship with Zoe Saldana, who portrays the lead role of Neytiri.
He said at the time: "Probably my favourite in the whole cast [and] the closest in my family is Zoe Saldana
"Hence Avatar. Hence why I'm doing Avatar, or one of the reasons."
Maybe this was all part of the elaborate misinformation campaign cooked up by the studio to throw the leakers off the scent. But this we do know is true: Diesel will star in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Fast X, both coming out in May. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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