With Sony Pictures planning to flesh-out a shared universe for Harbinger and Bloodshot, now comes an update on who may wind up playing the much-loved Bloodshot.
As per The Wrap, Vin Diesel is reportedly in talks to play the character. Previously, Jared Leto was believed to be the frontrunner for the gig, but now Diesel appears to be the main name in the frame. Diesel, of course, has comic book previous, having lent his vocals to Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel.
For those not familiar with the Bloodshot character, he’s a comic book act created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton. A former soldier who was killed and brought back to life with a whole bunch of snazzy technological upgrades, he’s essentially the perfect soldier complete with a healing factor, the power to shapeshift, and the ability to interact with pretty much any and all piece of technology.
As alluded to, Sony picked up the cinematic rights to Valiant Entertainment’s Bloodshot and Harbinger characters, with the initial plan being to give each character two solo outings before bringing the pair together in a huge crossover event.
Dave Wilson is currently on board to direct Bloodshot, and Wilson is best known for his work at Deadpool director Tim Miller’s Blur Studios – such as directing the likes of Halo 2 and Mass Effect 2. Arrival’s Eric Heisserer is on screenwriting duties.
As ever, expect more on all things Bloodshot – and Harbinger, for that matter – as we get it.