While it might seem like a decade ago at this point, it was only earlier this year that , a movie adaptation of the Valiant Comics title, arrived in theaters. In it, Vin Diesel starred as a marine killed in action and resurrected via nanite technology to be used as an unkillable weapon. Unfortunately, few got to see it on the big screen as it premiered right before the COVID-19 pandemic led to theaters closing around the world. Instead, the film quickly .
While Bloodshot didn’t break any records during its short run at the box office, the home release seems to have been enough to make the movie a success. How much of a success? Well, it seems there’s a follow-up in the works.
Speaking to , executive producer Dan Mintz revealed a sequel is being developed. What’s more, Diesel will evidently return to play the character again. “[Are] Vin Diesel and all those people going to still continue? Yes, because it did so well and the response to it has been so well, it’s just that the response has been in a non-transparent environment, as opposed to a transparent environment like box office numbers.”
Mintz didn’t provide any information on when to expect the movie, what it would be about, or if Sony Pictures–the studio behind the first film–would be involved once again. Clearly, though, the Bloodshot movie franchise isn’t dead.
That said, perhaps it’ll evolve a bit. In his GameSpot , Michael Rougeau wrote of the film, “Bloodshot does little to set itself apart from the last 25 years of superhero movies. It’s a supremely stupid movie, in the very literal sense that it rarely, if ever, makes any sense–the kind of movie that begs you over and over to simply ‘turn off your brain’ and enjoy the machismo spectacle. But idling your brain low enough to ‘enjoy Bloodshot for what it is’ might do permanent damage.”
Diesel will next be on the big screen when F9: The Fast Saga hits theaters in May 2021.