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Valiant Comics and Sony moving forward with cinematic universe…

October 1st, 2016 by Marc Comments


Getting tired of shared comicbook universes? Well buckle up because there’s another one coming…

Sony Pictures are officially moving forward with the a Valiant Comics movie universe and have already agreed to a five movie plan based on Harbinger, Bloodshot and finally Harbinger Wars reports The Wrap.

“Within the last month, Sony has preemptively renewed its option on “Harbinger” — a comic following a teenage runaway Peter Stanchek with massive telekinetic powers — for a sum in the high six figures and is moving to package the pictures quickly. 

“The previously announced “Bloodshot” — about a mortally wounded soldier resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology and charged with rounding up “harbingers” like Stanchek — is now seen as the second film in the series.”

Harbinger’s  screenplay is by Arrival and Lights Out writer Eric Heissererand it’s believed that, should the movies perform well, it could lead to an ongoing cinematic universe, much like Marvel and DC are currently working on.

The report states that characters like HARD Corps, Livewire, Generation Zero, and, most notably, Faith feature in the scripts and are certainly options for big screen outings.

“Valiant’s library is truly one of the great and as-yet untapped wells of intellectual property anywhere in Hollywood. The publisher’s bench of more than 2,000 superhero characters (with lifetime sales of more than 80 million copies) makes it the third largest library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC — and the only one not currently owned by major conglomerate.”

So get ready because this could be a real contender and we’re genuinely excited to see what Sony and Valiant can bring to the screen.

In related news, Jason David Frank, one of the original Green Power Rangers has been revealed by Valiant Entertainment as Bloodshot in the upcoming web series from Bat in the Sun.

The actor revealed the image below on his Instagram page with the message: “It’s official I am bloodshot! Valiant and Bat in the Sun top secret Project! These are part of New York Comic Con’s free autographed exclusive collectible item. See you all at Valiant’s Booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a new Bloodshot item each day at NYCC.”

So there you have it guys, Valiant is stepping up in a big way…. are you excited? Let us know

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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