Outlander’s Sam Heughan is set to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot for Sony Pictures, with Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) and Michael Sheen (Underworld) also coming aboard, reports both Variety and Deadline.
Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe – a comic book universe composed of a diverse array of thousands of characters embodying a wide variety of genres, tones and demographic groups and over 81 million comics sold. Valiant’s superheroes are ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods; they are complex characters that reflect contemporary society, politics, and diversity of the modern world.
The pic, which marks Diesel’s first superhero film, starts production in July with Dave Wilson directing and Neal H. Moritz producing.
Wilson is a director at Blur Studios, the VFX factory owned by Tim Miller, who directed the first Deadpool and is reviving the Terminator franchise. Sony is hoping to launch a franchise here through the Bloodshot comic universe.