From One Milky White Skinned Comic Book Character To Another. Let’s Just Hope They Nix The Tattoos…
According to The Wrap, Jared Leto is in talks with Sony to star in their new Valiant comic book universe film, Bloodshot. Sony’s idea is to introduce Bloodshot in their Harbinger film and then give him a standalone film the following year. Harbinger “follows a teenage runaway with massive telekinetic powers” and Sony is hoping to launch their Valiant franchise ASAP. Bloodshot is known for hunting down these ‘harbingers’.
Not familiar with the Valiant comic hero/villain. He’s kind of a mix between Marvel’s Deadpool, DC’s Deadshot, and DC’s Deathstroke. I mean, in a way they are all kind of a like right? Dual-pistol wielding and sword swinging anti-heroes. Bloodshot is just another “mortally-wounded soldier resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology”. His eyes are solid red, AKA bloodshot.
Interestingly enough, The Wrap says it’s not clear which character Leto is in negotiations to play. However, it has to be the title character. Why would you talk with a star of that stature without wanting him to play Bloodshot himself.
We will keep an eye on this project and let you know when we hear more. The script is currently being worked on by Academy Award nominated writer Eric Heisserer, who wrote the awesome Arrival. So that’s got us tuned in, at least.
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Source: The Wrap