Deadline is reporting that Suicide Squad star Jared Leto has entered talks to star in Sony’s and Valiant Comic’s upcoming adaption Bloodshot. This is going to be the second of five films set to be made for Valiant after their comics were announced to be adapted to film. The first film set to be made is the Harbinger series. This will lead to the Bloodshot/Harbinger crossover film Harbinger Wars down the line based on the 2013 series:
Bloodshot’s protagonist is Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob who is set up by the family and framed for a murder. He instead goes into Witness Protection, but is betrayed by an FBI agent guarding him, kidnapped and forcibly subjected to an experimental program in which his body is injected with microscopic computers called nanites. They erase his brain and rebuild it and his body to be a weapon with superhuman strength and healing powers.
Jason David Frank has played Angelo Mortalli in a web series based on the character.
No release date has been set