We had the opportunity to talk to Vin Diesel about ‘Bloodshot’, the movie that opens this week and that is the first stone of the Valiant Universe on the big screen. Valiant is the third most important superhero publisher in the United States, and ‘Bloodshot’ is possibly his best-known character, a Marine who dies murdered and is resurrected thanks to a technology of nanobots that make him a virtually invincible being.
A character with elements of Wolverine, Captain America and Punisher, and that is only one of the many samples of the Valiant catalog. The success of this film will determine if we will see comic adaptations such as ‘Faith’ (a delicious nod to pop culture personified in a young woman away from the usual rigid canons of beauty). We talked to the star (somewhat clueless and not very dedicated to promotional tasks, everything must be said) of this premiere, and this is what he told us about the very essence of his film.
In front of Marvel and DC
Diesel himself is not clear about the difference between Bloodshot and other superheroes. After imitating Groot, he told us that “Bloodshot is a superhero born of much more tangible circumstances” than other heroes of today’s cinema. “There is something very sinister in the circumstances that Bloodshot goes through and that is why it is dealing with post-traumatic stress.”
What Diesel does have is clear is that the appeal of superheroes is universal, and in that, it is not distinguished from the products of Valiant’s competitors: ” There are impressive moments in the film in which we would all like to be Ray and imagine what it would be to have powers like him. It’s fun to see Ray discover his powers. ”
When we ask Diesel if she sees potential in Valiant to become a competitor at the height of Marvel and DC, she ditched the Diesel-style issue without problems: “This movie is going to be so good that you won’t worry about the other movies “. But I had more to say, of course: “I think the Bloodshot fans are going to be the ones that get the most excited about the movie. Producer Dinesh Shamdasani, a fan of Valiant from the beginning, was every day in the shooting. Besides, we had to a professional verifier who made sure everything was consistent with respect to the comic. ”
“This movie is going to be so good that you won’t worry about the other movies”
Diesel says that “Bloodshot fans will be delighted to see their favorite comic coming to life”, although the experiment is not without risks: “It is Valiant’s first film and you can imagine the pressure that this is the first release I want to honor that and make it special. ” One hundred percent Toretto.
As one hundred percent Toretto was the curious outburst of momentary rage with which he received the fact that ‘Harbinger’, one of the potential adaptations to form a Valiant universe, possibly would not happen under the production of Sony, but of Paramount: “Me I am learning about this now, and I am grateful to be able to speak with you directly and get information that nobody around me has worried about telling me. ” Vaccinate? Despise considerably? In any case, his model in these cases is clear: ” The plan is to make a shared universe. We must learn from our friend Kevin Feige .” What does not take away so that “when I finish this interview I will call whoever corresponds to ask what the hell is going on.” Tremble.
The technology behind ‘Bloodshot’
Unlike other superhero movies in which magic comes to the fore, such as’ Thor ‘or ‘ Doctor Strange ‘, or where science justifies fantasy, but it is not intended to be minimally plausible (‘ Iron Man ‘,’ Spider-Man ‘), ‘ Bloodshot ‘does claim that the science of nanobots or artificial realities is an integral part of the film. So we ask Vin Diesel what his point of view is about the subject, about the relationship between humans and technology, and if he thinks this point of view is important in ‘Bloodshot’.
He tells us that “it is quite clear that this is the director’s idea, to show how humans will surrender to technology .” Because of him, the hero “is in the shadows, until at a given moment he ceases to be. Playing a character that is being manipulated at such a deep level is the funniest part of the movie when he begins to realize the hero he is. ” According to Diesel, Garrison “is not sure that everything he is told is real, or if he is being manipulated for some reason he doesn’t know. And this is a feeling we all know.”