By: John M Jerva
Superheroes are about to get an upgrade! Less than two months out and a few trailers later, we now have an official poster for Bloodshot which has Fast And Furious mega star Vin Diesel playing Valiant Comics’ super Soldier in the first of what Sony is hoping is many films. Check out the bad ass image of Diesel below courtesy of Diesel’s official Twitter page along with a second trailer with more of the cast!
Official Synopsis: After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison (played by Vin Diesel) is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – “Bloodshot.” As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both he and his beautiful wife, he breaks out of the facility hellbent on revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he thought.
Helmed by Dave Wilson, who is best known for working with Deadpool Helmer Tim Miller at Blur Studios, the film also stars Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver),Talulah Riley (Westworld), Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Game of Thrones), Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Game Night), Guy Pearce (Prometheus) and Alex Hernandez (Unreal). The script was penned by Eric Heisserer who is an Oscar nomination writer and Diesel is reunited with his Fast And Furious and original xXx producer Neil Moritz.
I know this film will surely take some hits from fans and critics alike but I’m excited for it and the action and Diesel himself look great in it. Like I said in my previous post, I was sold when I saw Diesel’s face get blown off only to repair itself as he then unloads two pistols at the enemy.
The film has also been rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence, some suggestive material, and language.” I’ve already heard the rumblings on the internet about the rating and once again I’m still excited to see it. I don’t need hyper-violence all the time to enjoy an action film. I love a good violent flick but that’s not what always makes a good action scene. As long as the action set pieces are solid I’m in.
Bloodshot explodes into theaters on March 13th after being shuffled from its original February release.
Watch the most recent trailer below!