Marvel and DC may be the two biggest names in comic books, but they aren’t the only two companies with a library of characters waiting to make it to the big screen. Valiant has a huge catalog of comic books waiting to be tapped and Sony will be the first to make use of it with a movie starring the character Bloodshot. Vin Diesel was recently cast in the role and while the movie is still far off from arriving in theaters, the actor is giving fans an update on what’s happening with the movie.
Vin Diesel is already training to bring Bloodshot to the big screen. The actor posted a video update to his Instagram account where he briefly mentioned that he was busy training for Bloodshot. The character is a physically demanding role, being a super-powered soldier who is sent all across the globe for impossible missions. It’ll understandably require Diesel to get into tip-top shape like just about every other actor who signs on to play a superhero. Only time will tell exactly what kind of diet Diesel will get stuck with for the next several months.
For those who may not know, Bloodshot is a superhero character from the Valiant comics imprint. The character is a soldier who has cutting-edge nanites in his body that give him a healing factor, allow him to interface with technology, and shape change his mass. They also make his skin chalk white with a red circle on his chest, but that’s the price of power, I guess. Bloodshot suffers from amnesia with multiple false memories in his head and he’s usually on a quest to find the people that made him the way he is. In this way, he’s like a combination of Deadpool and Wolverine.
will be directed by Dave Wilson, director Tim Miller’s partner at Blur Studios. Word on the street is that the film is gunning for an R-rating in the vein of and , and will be tonally and aesthetically influenced by 80s action movies like and . The Bloodshot character was previously played by Jason David Frank (aka Tommy the Green Ranger) in a web series. Jared Leto was previously rumored to be in the running to play the lead character.
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