We already knew Valiant had Dave Wilson set to direct a Bloodshot movie from Oscar winner Eric Heisserer’s script. (Note: You should check out Heisserer’s Secret Weapons comic. Good stuff.) What we didn’t know is who was going to be playing the title role of nanite-enhanced super-solider Bloodshot.
Turns out it’s Vin Diesel, according to Deadline. Vin’s likely to be found in a local gym right now, as he’s probably not going to be wearing a shirt for most of the film.
Everybody figured if DMG Entertainment was buying out the rest of Valiant, the production was about to take a big step forward. Adding a marquee name probably qualifies as that.
Deadline notes that Neal H. Moritz is one of the producers on the film. He’s also a producer on Vin Diesel’s The Fast and the Furious movie franchise, which couldn’t have hurt during negotiations.
This is formally a Sony (Spider-Man) film through Blur Studios (Deadpool), so it’s not like anybody here is inexperienced with super heroes.
If Vin Diesel raises the casting stakes for DMG / Valiant, the next question becomes who they get for the lead in the Shadowman film?
Unfamiliar with the Bloodshot character and comic? We have some articles and previews available.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.