'Bloodshot' doesn't need Vin Diesel to carry the franchise, the supersoldier's powers prove they've got options
A huge part of the movie's appeal is the fact that it stars Vin Diesel but the way the character works, a 'Bloodshot' franchise could move forward even he were not to return for more films
Both Marvel and DC have their own successful film franchises following the adventures of their most popular characters and now Valiant is attempting to make their own mark on the industry with 'Bloodshot'. As the first Valiant film to hit the silver screen, there's a lot of expectations riding on this movie and if it does well, it is bound to lead to the creation of a franchise.
A huge part of the movie's appeal to the average audience member is the fact that it stars Vin Diesel but the way the character works, a 'Bloodshot' franchise could move forward even if Diesel were not to return for more films. That's not to say we don't want the 'Fast and Furious' star in the role. As an established action hero, Diesel definitely has the capability to be an excellent Bloodshot and we're sure he would love to continue making more movies in the series.
But that said, Diesel does have a number of franchise commitments to think about so it would be understandable if he couldn't devote all his attention to the fledgling franchise. However, even if the actor were to find himself unable to return for a 'Bloodshot' sequel, there are other options.
First a little context. In the world of Valiant Comics, Bloodshot is a nanite-powered supersoldier who can essentially control the cells of his own body. That means he can heal really quickly, boost his own strength and speed and, most importantly, shapeshift.
That last part is important because it means you don't technically need a single actor to play the character. Much like 'Altered Carbon' or 'Doctor Who', any number of actors could step into the role and if the situation were ever to arise that Diesel can't play the character, the studio could always find someone else of comparable caliber to fill in for him without having to resort to a full reboot.
'Bloodshot', directed by Dave Wilson and starring Diesel, Sam Heughan, Eiza Gonzalez, Toby Kebbel, Lamorne Morris and Guy Pearce, will be arriving in theaters in the US on March 13.