Will we see an Inhumans reboot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point? For now, all we have are rumors on that front, but Anson Mount has just thrown a little bit of fuel on the fire. Mount, for those who perhaps don't recall, played Black Bolt on the short-lived Inhumans TV show, which aired on ABC. Now, Mount has weighed in on the recent reboot rumors.
Anson Mount was recently a guest at the Dallas Fan Days convention. During a panel, the subject of this alleged reboot of Marvel's Inhumans TV show came up. While it's highly unlikely Mount would be involved in any way, he did make it seem, at least based on what he's heard, that something could be brewing in that department. Here's what Anson Mount had to say about it.
"People might not know this, but in the sort of Hollywood trades, there's rumored to be a negotiation going on with Disney+ to reattempt this. And apparently... it's well-known that Vin Diesel has always wanted to play Black Bolt, so there's some kind of negotiations going on."
The MCU will have a much larger presence on the small screen on Disney+. Shows like The Falcon and The Winter Solider, WandaVision, Loki and Hawkeye will be directly connected to the movies to a much stronger degree than Netflix shows such as Daredevil and Luke Cage were. The rumors that have been reported suggest Inhumans will go a similar route and get a small screen reboot for Disney's upcoming streaming service. For his part, Anson Mount wants to see Marvel take another shot at the franchise.
"I really want there to be another shot at the Inhumans, and I want it to be successful because I'd love to watch it. And I think it is the most interesting little corner of the Marvel universe, and I think it just has to be done, it has to have the right home, the right tone, and the right vision overall."
The Inhumans have had a long, strange trip so far. Originally, way back in 2014, Marvel Studios announced an Inhumans movie, which would have hit theaters on July 12 of this year. That never happened. Instead, the property was repurposed as an ABCTV series and was being positioned as a prestige, big-budget show. That didn't exactly work out either, as the show was panned by critics upon arrival, didn't draw much of an audience and was scrapped after just one season.
As for the Vin Diesel bit, the actor, who already voices Groot in the MCU, had been hinting at talks to play Black Bolt in the movie. That never materialized, for obvious reasons. Could Diesel circle back to the role when/if this reboot ever does get underway? Time will tell. For now, Phase 4 of the MCU is already fully mapped out and beyond 2021, Phase 5 is already filling up fast. So it could be a while before this reboot does happen, even if it is indeed in the cards. This news was previously reported by Comicbook.com.
Yesterday we got a quick tease of Bloodshot, featuring Vin Diesel getting his face blown off. The short first look footage was an announcement for the official trailer, which arrives this morning. We also get a new image of Diesel before his superhero transformation in this Valiant Comics adaptation.
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.
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David S. F. Wilson directs Bloodshot from a script written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer. It is based on The Valiant Comic Book. The movie is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Toby Jaffe, Dinesh Shamdasani and Vin Diesel. Executive Producers are Dan Mintz, Louis G. Friedman, Yu Dong, Jeffrey Chan, Rita LeBlanc, Buddy Patrick and Matthew Vaughn.
Vin Diesel leads the cast as Ray Garrison. He will star alongside Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce. Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton created Bloodshot for Valiant Comics back in 1992. The run consists of 110 issues and has sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide.
Bloodshot kickstarst the Valiant movie universe. At one time, it was also supposed to include a standalone Harbinger movie, with a crossover planned. But Harbinger moved from Sony to Paramount, and the two studios probably won't collaborate on a crossover movie for the two properties. Harbinger follows super-powered teens and a corporation that attempts to harness their powers for its own self-interests. The group rebels against them and things escalate from there. This storyline would have intersected with the plot of Bloodshot. Now both franchises will have to stand on their own.
Bloodshot is coming to theaters on February 21, 2020. You can check out the trailer and photo courtesy of Sony Pictures. This isn't the only big trailer launching today. The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will also be arriving later this evening.
Vin Diesel is no stranger to the comic book movie world since he provides the voice of the giant tree creature known as Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. But now the Fast and Furious franchise star is getting his own franchise courtesy of Valiant Comics.
Bloodshot finds Vin Diesel playing a former soldier with powers of regeneration, technomancy and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood. Will fans turn out to see Diesel as the lead of his own comic book franchise?
It's a bit odd that we don't see Diesel in his full Bloodshot get-up during the trailer — just a few flashes here and there. Perhaps they're saving that for the final film. The side-effect is that this ultimately just looks like a movie where Vin Diesel is running around punching people.
Originally intended to be the first of an entire cinematic universe of Valiant Comics movies, Bloodshot may end up being a standalone franchise now. Paramount Pictures recently picked up the Harbinger comics property, so that means Bloodshot won't be able to appear in the once planned Harbinger Wars crossover, which may not happen at all.
Bloodshot also starsSam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, Eiza González,and Toby Kebbell.
Dave Wilson, a frequent collaborator of Deadpooldirector Tim Miller, is directing the Bloodshot movie, and the script comes from Arrival writerEric Heisserer with writerJeff Wadlow making contributions as well. The character was created in the 90s byKevin VanHook,Don Perlin, andBob Layton.
After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison 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 him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility hellbent on revenge, only to discover that there's more to the conspiracy than he originally thought
Bloodshot arrives in theaters on February 21, 2020.
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We have no idea what’s happening with the Bloodshot movie starring Vin Diesel. There has been very little info on the project since its announcement, and we haven’t seen a single official image of Diesel in character. We did get a glimpse of some concept art a while back though, and now, we have our best look yet…in action figure form. Below, check out the Bloodshot movie toy that looks…well, it looks like a very pale Vin Diesel.
#Bloodshot movie action figure from @Todd_McFarlane Toys at #NYCC! @vindiesel @ValiantComics pic.twitter.com/wHcEspQyZj
— PREVIEWSworld ToyChest @toychestnews October 3, 2019
Well, that certainly looks…fine? Look, design-wise, Bloodshot isn’t the most visually eye-popping, so this is probably as close as they can get. It’s also worth noting that this is just a toy, and maybe Diesel will look better in live-action form. For reference, here’s how Bloodshot looks in the comics.
Per ComicVine, “Bloodshot is a former soldier with powers of regeneration, technomancy and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood. After escaping from his masters at Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot seeks to discover his true identity and other purposes besides killing.” Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:
After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison 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 him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility hellbent on revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he originally thought
Dave Wilson, a frequent collaborator of Deadpool director Tim Miller, is directing the Bloodshot movie, with a script from Arrival writer Eric Heisserer. Writer Jeff Wadlow had a hand in the script as well. “Hopefully, if we do everything right, the casual viewer, who might see a trailer or poster or something and make a snap judgment based on that…if they see enough advance buzz from tastemakers out there who say ‘This is something very different and unique and you should take a look at it,’ then I think we have a chance,” Heisserer told /Film back in 2017.
Bloodshot is still technically slated for a February 21, 2020 release, but the fact that there’s been zero marketing for the film so far makes me think that date might get pushed. The film has been wrapped since October 25, 2018, so we should’ve seen something from it by now. Perhaps this action figure reveal which was spotted at New York Comic-Con is a sign of things to come.
On what would have been Paul Walker's 46th birthday, Vin Diesel is sharing a sweet message to his late “brother.”
Diesel is currently filming Fast & Furious 9 in Scotland, but he took time on Thursday to remember his Fast & Furious costar, who died nearly six years ago during a break from production on Furious 7.
“So much to tell you... so much to share,” he said speaking directly to Walker on Instagram. “We threw a party for the crew last night in appreciation for all of their hard work. It was one of those moments that so often in the past we were together smiling and getting everyone drunk, especially Justin [Lin]. Haha. Who by the way would make you so proud with what he is accomplishing with this film. Nathalie [Emmanuel] was there, in her loving spirit. Oh, and John Cena was there, who you would just love. His gratitude is palpable... and knowing you, you would just want him to win. This week the studio came to meet about the next chapter, your ears were ringing again. You would have gotten a kick out of the fact that we met in a chapel. It was profound.”
He continued, “Normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha. Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change... from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to... your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday... it's amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.”
Diesel wasn't alone in sharing the memories and birthday love, with Walker's daughter Meadow, Fast director Justin Lin, and his Fast costars Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Dwayne Johnson all paying tribute.
This is just the latest example of social media love that the Fast family has showed for Walker, who launched the Fast franchise with Diesel and starred together in six of the films, the last being Furious 7, which was completed with the help of Walker's brothers acting as stand-ins. Caleb and Cody Walker have expressed interest in finding a way to have Paul's character Brian return before the franchise wraps.
Fast & Furious 9 races into theaters on May 22, 2020.