It was only this past October that we finally got to see Vin Diesel's Bloodshot trailer. Now, Sony Pictures has pushed back the release of this anticipated superhero movie. The action adventure with sci-fi elements is based on the Valiant Comics graphic novel of the same name. Comic book fans have been waiting nearly 30 years to see Ray Garrison, aka Bloodshot, on the big screen and now they're going to have to wait nearly one more month to see Diesel as the character. The first trailer gave fans a pretty good idea of what to expect early next year.
Bloodshot was originally supposed to hit theaters on February 21st, 2020 and it will now open on March 13th, 2020, which brings it closer to Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious 9. Sony did not give a reasoning behind the release date shift, but March is the same month that Universal's Godzilla vs. Kong was originally supposed to open in theaters, so there is more room for Bloodshot to spread out and possibly dominate the box office for a bit longer, should Valiant Comic Book fans respond positively to the movie.
In addition to the release date shift, it has also been revealed that Valiant is pairing with Blowfish Studios for a number of video games based on the Valiant Comics brand. Obviously, Bloodshot is a part of this new deal. DMG Entertainment (Valiant's parent company) founder and CEO Dan Mintz had this to say in a statement.
"We're thrilled to bring Valiant's characters back into the video game industry and give fans the opportunity to play as their favorite superheroes. Translating these characters and stories to video games could not come at a more exciting time as we introduce the world to the Valiant Universe on the big screen with the Bloodshot release. These games are poised to become further proof of these characters' immense potential as anchors in pop culture."
Details about the games were not immediately available, so it's unclear which platform they are being developed for. However, one can easily see some mobile games on the horizon with the possibility of hitting the Xbox or PlayStation platforms later on. For now, we'll just have to wait and see what Valiant and Blowfish Studios are cooking up, though we should get some more information on the video game side of things in the near future.
Bloodshot tells the story of a former soldier, Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), who was killed and then brought back to life through the use of technological upgrades. Garrison's body was filled with billions of nanobots that allow him to be the perfect soldier. He is able to heal from injuries, shapeshift, and interact with technology in various ways. Vin Diesel has been hyping the project for months now and we're close to seeing what the big screen adaptation is going to bring to the table. Sony Pictures was the first to announce the new Bloodshot release date.