Some social media teases are oblique and mysterious. Others are Vin Diesel wearing an ‘Inhumans’ shirt in front of the words “Are You Inhuman?” Actually, on second thought, maybe that’s less of a tease than a statement of intent.

Whatever it was, Vin Diesel posted it on Facebook yesterday while basking in the afterglow of another Merry Vinmas:


This is a difficult post to misinterpret. It doesn’t guarantee Vin Diesel (and his ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ character, the sentient tree Groot) will appear in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans.’ But it sure looks like Vin Diesel thinks Vin Diesel will appear in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans.’ And if anyone would know, it’d be him.

‘Inhumans’ will be the eighth and penultimate film in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it opens on November 2, 2018 between ‘Captain Marvel’ and the second part of ‘Avengers 3.’ All that Marvel’s said so far about the film comes from studio president Kevin Feige, who claimed that the company believes “the Inhumans can be a franchise or a series of franchise unto themselves. [The Inhumans] have dozens of powers and an amazing social structure.” And, really, who understands social structures better than Vin Diesel? Just look at how well he uses Facebook.