Sam Heughan Joins Superhero Film ‘Bloodshot’

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Deadline reported, ‘Outlander’ actor Sam Heughan has been cast in Sony Pictures’s Bloodshot.

Heughan is joining Vin Diesel who is playing the lead character with Eiza Gonzalez and Michael Sheen also part of the cast. Dave Wilson is set to direct.

You can read the synopsis of Bloodshot below:

Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe – a comic book universe composed of a diverse array of thousands of characters embodying a wide variety of genres, tones and demographic groups and over 81 million comics sold. Valiant’s superheroes are ordinary people in extraordinary situations rather than gods and demi-gods; they are complex characters that reflect contemporary society, politics, and diversity of the modern world.

Wilson is a director at Blur Studios, the VFX factory owned by Tim Miller, who directed the first Deadpool and is reviving the Terminator franchise. Pic re-teams Fast and the Furious‘ Moritz and Diesel. Sony is hoping to launch a franchise here through the Bloodshot comic universe.

The film fits nicely into Heughan’s hiatus before he returns for Outlander, which recently got a two-season pickup from Starz. Heughan next stars with Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis in The Spy Who Dumped Me, which Lionsgate releases August 3.