Despite news of Diesel’s unconfirmed appearance in the “Avatar” sequels, Cameron’s producing partner Jon Landau stated that “Vin was a fan” who wasn’t actually a part of the production. Empire, which first reported the news, relayed Landau’s explanation of the Instagram event. “He came in, visited the set one day to see what we were doing and people took that out of context,” according to the producer.
It’s understandable that major news outlets would think that Diesel was officially signed on to “Avatar,” especially because he told Entertainment Tonight during the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” (and right around the same time as the Instagram post) that his friendship with Zoe Saldana was one of the reasons why he was “doing ‘Avatar.'” The actor also mentioned in a 2021 interview with MTV that “it’s safe to say that we [he and Cameron] will be working together.” Of course, it seems as if all of this speculation might have just been Diesel having some cheeky fun, and it’s possible that he’ll show up in one of Cameron’s films one day. “…All good things come, I guess, to those who wait,” he mused on Instagram. He just has to wait a little while longer.