Despite numerous failed attempts at engineering the perfect super soldier, military scientists (and filmmakers) are still trying to make it happen. The latest cinematic attempt comes in the form of “Bloodshot”. For the many who don’t know, Bloodshot is a comic book superhero of sorts from Valiant Comics who first appeared in 1992. And to be honest, I’ve always found him to be a pretty cool character.
Now he’s getting the big screen treatment and a new trailer is giving us our first look. Vin Diesel plays a soldier returning home to his wife after a tour of duty. Something really bad happens and he wakes up with nano-enhanced powers and a slimy scientist (played by the always great Guy Pearce) giving him the low-down. Turns out he has super strength, advanced quick healing, and no memory. You know, the normal stuff. Yes, much of this sounds familiar, but the trailer shows off some cool action spots and I’m interested in seeing Pearce, Eiza González, and Tobey Kebbell.
“Bloodshot” is slated for a February 21, 2020 release. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.