Valiant has long been a part of the comics universe, but recently they have proven that their universe is as good as Marvel and DC’s, with loads of characters, stories, and crossovers that have fans drooling for more.
Sony Pictures has apparently recognized this, and has agreed to a five-picture movie deal with Valiant to bring two of their biggest titles to the big screen: Bloodshot and Harbinger. They’ll each have two solo movies, then meet up in the fifth film: Harbinger Wars.
Blooshot, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to Harbinger Wars and will be directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski ( John Wick) from a script by Jeff Wadlow ( Kick Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer ( Story of Your Life). Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film ( The Fast and the Furious franchise) and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers.
“Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of comics, and Neal is one of the best action producers in the business today. This is a formidable partnership that will bring two incredibly commercial franchises with global appeal together on the big screen,” said Sony Entertainment Motion Picture Group President Doug Belgrad. “The long-term plan that begins with Bloodshot will be a considerable priority for Sony in the months and years to come.”
It’ll be interesting to see how both films stack up against the other big names in comics. We’ll have to wait until 2017 to find out.