Fast & the Furious franchise star Vin Diesel has been dropping hints that he will play a role in The Avengers 2.

The action actor met with Marvel Studios executives this week in relation to another upcoming project, unrelated to The Avengers’ sequel.

But on his Facebook page there’s a photo of the 45-year-old alongside an early Avengers comic, along with the comment:

"Marvel meeting today. Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed...P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen... you know I get tunnel vision with my work... and after that meeting today... wow!"

Diesel has previously been rumoured to be playing the role of Avengers' enemy Thanos, while the Facebook photo shows Avengers' member Giant-Man.

The busy Vin Diesel is currently working on Fast & Furious 7, The Last Witch Hunter and The Machine, and recently completed Riddick.