Valiant Comics CEO Teases More Than One Director For ‘X-O Manowar’


Earlier this week, we got a first look at Jason David Frank as Bloodshot and the actor, largely known as the green ranger in the original Power Rangers series, looked fantastic.

Now Valiant Entertainment, which is heading the project, has largely kept their feet dipped in the comic book world. But now, with X-O Manowar being developed into a movie, Valiant CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani spoke recently about expanding into other mediums and using their iconic characters to help them do this.

“X-O’s got a very very bright future. Not only are we hitting X-O Manowar #50, which is this massive run not just for X-O Manowar but for anybody today in modern comics. There’s only a few characters, Batman is one of the only other characters that I can think of that’s had or even approaching a run like this in the modern era.”

Shamdasani continues to talk about all the secret projects he can’t go into details about, but that will excite fans.

“We always will be a comic book publisher, that’s where our core is, but the nature of the beast now is these other avenues are there and it’s a way for us to touch more people and bring them into comics and so we have a bunch of big video game news coming that I can’t tell you about. We’ve got some live-action content that I can’t tell you about, and we’ve got movies that I can’t tell you about, but I can say that I wish that the directors on X-O Manowar would leak so that I could talk about them, because not only are they mind-blowingly awesome, the things they’re doing with X-O Manowar will make fanboy heads explode. It’s some really cool stuff, but I can’t say any more than that.”

So there’ll be more than one director for the X-O Manowar film. Will it be a double team-up like the Russo brothers? Who do you want them to be? Are you excited for a X-O Manowar movie?


Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.