Despite the fact that its theatrical run was cut short due to the global health crisis, the film grossing just $33.5 million prior to the lockdown earlier this year, it seems that Sony and DMG Entertainment’s adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment superhero comic Bloodshot has performed well enough on PVOD and its home release to warrant a sequel.
“I think [Bloodshot] was very successful in that respect, a lot of people saw it and it did very well in the post-release rollout but you can’t use the same evaluation process, pre-COVID, to this,” said DMG Entertainment Creative Head Dan Mintz in an interview with CBR. “[Are] Vin Diesel and all those people going to still continue? Yes, because it did so well and the response to it has been so well, it’s just that the response has been in a non-transparent environment, as opposed to a transparent environment like box office numbers.”
Bloodshot – which saw Vin Diesel taking on the role of augmented super soldier Ray Garrison – was originally intended as the first film in a shared Valiant Entertainment movie universe, but those plans were scuppered when the rights to the Harbinger comic book series moved to Paramount Pictures.
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Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
Bloodshot features a cast that includes Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Guy Pearce (The Catcher Was a Spy), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Talulah Riley (Westworld), Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Game of Thrones), Lamorne Morris (Game Night) and Alex Hernandez (UnReal).