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Want a first look at Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy in the live-action Titans series? When is Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot movie starting production? Why is Avengers: Infinity War rated PG-13 by the MPAA? When is the season finale of Supergirl? Which comic book TV show got nominated for a Peabody Award? Do you need a gawdy, awful hat to wear to your Infinity War screening? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Bloodshot Movie

Vin Diesel is hitching himself to a whole new franchise. The Fast and the FuriousxXx and Guardians of the Galaxy actor will star in sci-fi action flick Bloodshot, adapted from the Valiant comic book series. More on the Bloodshot movie below.

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Will Wonder Woman‘s cinematographer return for the sequel? What is Brian Michael Bendis‘ first project at DC Comics? Who does Gary Oldman think should play Batman? Did you know Black Panther is being specially formatted for IMAX screens? Which Oscar-winning producer has joined the team behind Suicide Squad 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Fate of the Furious Fast and Furious Vin Diesel

Valiant may publish some pretty terrific superhero comic books, but they’re not exactly a household name. So if Sony’s planned cinematic universe adapting these characters is going to take flight, it’s going to need a movie star. Someone fast. Maybe even someone furious.

Vin Diesel is currently in talks to star in Bloodshot, one of two planned films (so far) that will kickstart the Valiant superhero movie universe.

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jared leto bloodshot

Jared Leto has the lead role in Sony’s adaptation of the Valiant comic book series Bloodshot in his sights.

The Suicide Squad actor can’t seem to get enough of comic book roles, looking to follow up his role as the DC Extended Universe’s Joker with Bloodshot, the vengeful former soldier who gains superhuman strength and healing powers.

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bloodshot director

For a few years now, Valiant Comics has been circling Hollywood, looking for a way to bring its collection of characters to the big screen. Unlike Marvel and DC, their heroes and villains aren’t household names who are instantly recognizable to anyone with a pulse. They’re a trickier, tougher sell, coming from a universe that initially found its legs in the early ’90s and has won all kinds of critical acclaim since being relaunched in 2012.

Now, one of those characters has a new director. The Bloodshot movie is now in the hands of Dave Wilson and while you may not know that name, there’s a chance you know his work. And in a quietly canny move by Sony and Valiant, he comes from the same place as Deadpool director Tim Miller. Literally.

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bloodshot webseries

Valiant Comics will be bringing their Ninjak comic book series to life in a new live-action webseries. Bat in the Sun has released the first look at Jason David Frank as Bloodshot. Hit the jump to get your first look at the live-action Bloodshot.

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Sony Valiant universe / Harbinger Wars

After trying and failing to expand its Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Sony finally let the webslinger join the Marvel cinematic universe with Disney’s Captain America: Civil War. But it hasn’t given up the idea of launching a comic book superhero universe of its very own.

Sony is moving forward with plans to build a Valiant Comics shared universe, moving up Harbinger so it will be the first film in the franchise. The previously announced Bloodshot will now be the second installment, though its title character will first be introduced in Harbinger. The studio has already mapped out a five-film series that culminates in a Harbinger Wars crossover event film.  Read More »

‘John Wick’ Directors Will Make ‘Bloodshot’

Bloodshot movie director

We recently heard that Valiant Entertainment scored millions to turn Valiant comic book series like BloodshotHarbinger and Archer & Armstrong into film franchises. Now Valiant has announced a five-picture deal with Sony Pictures, which will bring two series, Bloodshot and Harbinger, to theaters starting in 2017.

Eric Heisserer (The Thing, Story of Your Life) is working on scripts for both, and the Bloodshot movie director — sorry, directors — will be David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, who made John WickRead More »

Valiant comics movie universe

Before Marvel Studios was part of Disney, Marvel established a method of developing and packaging its own films in order to retain some control over the characters. Now Valiant Entertainment seems to be trying to do the same thing, by scoring a huge amount of investment capital from DMG Entertainment to develop a Valiant comics movie universe.

DMG has put eight figures worth of funding into Valiant “to further its efforts in international publishing, film, television, licensing and beyond.” But that’s not all. The press release announcing the deal also trumpets an additional nine-figure investment towards development of film and TV projects featuring Valiant characters such as Bloodshot, Shadowman, and Archer & Armstrong. The goal of the partnership between Valiant and DMG is significant, and they’re not hiding it, as the announcement proclaims the creation of the “largest independent superhero universe.”

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