Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot could have tanked on the field workplace after the film’s star and producer insisted on going forward with releasing it within the midst of a worldwide pandemic, however the determination to make it accessible on digital obtain simply two weeks later has paid off because it topped the gross sales charts, however that doubtless nonetheless gained’t be sufficient to see the comedian guide adaptation flip a revenue.
The proposed Valiant Cinematic Universe already seems to be on life assist after the primary installment, with hypothesis already doing the rounds that the studio could possibly be heading down the reboot route already, eliminating Diesel within the course of. That marks an enormous comedown for Valiant, who signed a nine-figure improvement deal for his or her properties only a few years in the past, however it appears as if the VCU will proceed making an attempt to recruit motion stars regardless.
We solely revealed a number of days in the past that John Cena was being eyed to play X-O Manowar, one thing the wrestler-turned-actor himself has since teased on social media, and we’ve now heard from our sources that Valiant additionally need Will Smith to affix their franchise as undercover agent and martial arts grasp Ninjak.
Based on our intel, which comes from the identical sources who tipped us off about Cena’s potential involvement on the earth of Valiant, Smith is simply one of many names on the studio’s wish-list to headline Ninjak and whereas it is advisable to admire how excessive they’re setting their sights, it appears extremely unlikely that the Dangerous Boys For Life star would settle for their provide.
For one factor, Bloodshot price a reported $45 million to make, and also you’d have to spend not less than 50% of that quantity merely to cowl Smith’s wage. The actor can also be notoriously picky about what initiatives he indicators on to, and after turning down the prospect to return for The Suicide Squad he doesn’t appear to be in a rush to return to the superhero style both, particularly on a fledgling franchise that’s solely not too long ago stumbled out of the blocks.