In 2015, Sony Pictures announced they’d start their own superhero cinematic universe using the characters of Valiant Comics. The plan was to use Bloodshot and Harbinger to start things off and it seems, while that’s still in play, the titles have been flipped around.
The Valiant universe is never boring. With the events of The Book of Death barely over, the comics publisher has revealed that its nanotech-infused hero Bloodshot will be thrust 30 years forward into a post-apocalyptic future in Bloodshot Reborn #10 in a new arc titled “The Analog Man.”
The Valiant Comic Cinematic Universe took its first major step today as Sony Pictures announced a five-movie deal to bring the publisher’s heroes to life. First up: Two movies based on the X-Men-esque series Harbinger, two about the nanotech-infused assassin Bloodshot, and Harbinger Wars, a movie to combine them.
We're reaching the point where all comics, everywhere, are getting the live-action treatment. But that's not always a bad thing! In this case it means we're getting Bloodshot, Shadowman, and Archer & Armstrong.
Even if you've been experiencing some vampire fatigue lately, Cherie Priest's smart-mouth, sticky-fingered protagonist is still worth spending 350 pages with. Instead of trying to reinvent the vampire genre, Priest just gives it new life and potency.