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.