Bloodshot star Vin Diesel says that Sony's film opens the door for more Valiant superheroes to make it to the big screen.
Speaking to Thai outlet Fanatic Association, Diesel told the hosts, who asked about characters such as X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and Harbinger, that the film would "open the door" to the entire Valiant Universe.
"I think what this movie does is that it opens the door for all of them," Diesel explained. "I think you're going to see all of them. I think if you're a fan of Valiant Comics, then you are going to be delighted to hear — and I think they're going to wait until the movie comes out — but they're going to start putting out into the press all of the Valiant comic books that are going into the cinematic universe. It's going to be very exciting."
Here's video of the interview:
In 2015, it was announced that Valiant's film universe would launch with Bloodshot, followed by Harbinger and two more films leading to a Harbinger Wars crossover movie. “The long-term plan that begins with Bloodshot will be a considerable priority for Sony in the months and years to come," said then Sony Pictures' president Doug Belgrad at the time.
However, in 2017 Sony and Valiant shifted their plans to launch with Bloodshot, before re-arranging plans again to start their franchise with Harbinger first. This reversed again one final time, with Bloodshot now launching the Valiant Cinematic Universe, with a planned Harbinger film as the second entry.
Diesel himself will make the crossover back to comic books, with a special movie still edition cover for April 8's Bloodshot #7, seen here. The issue is billed as "Fully Loaded" with bonus content and behind-the-scenes material.
Bloodshot opens in North American theaters on March 13.