Vin Diesel has revealed who it was that convinced him to take on the Valiant Comics character, Bloodshot.
It might be hard for some of us to imaging, but it was nearly twenty years ago when Vin Diesel made it big by starring in the 2001 hit, The Fast and the Furious. In that time, the actor has only played one other character who was adapted from another property. That character was, of course, Groot in the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films. As it turns out the same person who convinced Vin Diesel to play Groot also convinced him to play Bloodshot.
During Bloodshot’s carpet event, Vin Diesel revealed that it was his son who convinced him to do Bloodshot and was also a big part of him taking on the role of Groot:
“My kid did it. This is the second time. … The only two pre-existing characters I’ve ever played — and those of you who know my work, know it’s Groot [in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’] and Bloodshot. Both of them, in some way, I can attribute to my son.”
What do you all make of Vin Diesel’s comments? Are you surprised to hear that it was his son who convinced him to take on the role? Will you be seeing Bloodshot this weekend? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot:
Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
Directed by Dave Wilson from a script written by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer, Bloodshot stars Vin Diesel, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Eiza González, Toby Kebbell, Talulah Riley, Alex Hernandez, Lamorne Morris, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
Bloodshot will be released in theaters on March 13, 2020.