Vin Diesel hasn’t done all that much outside of the Fast & Furious franchise over the past few years (and why should he? The movies are wildly successful), which is why his upcoming violent superhero movie Bloodshot was so exciting. But now it looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see Diesel’s take on the Valient Comics character, as Bloodshot has just been delayed.
The movie was originally slated to open on Feb. 21, 2020, but its premiere date has now been pushed back three weeks to March 13. The move is a curious one, to say the least. Whereas Bloodshot‘s competition on its original date consisted of Harrison Ford’s Call of the Wild adaptation and the period dramedy Emma, its new date puts it up against the Dave Bautista-starring My Spy, another PG-13 action film that is seemingly more appealing to Bloodshot‘s target audience than the competition on Feb. 21. Whether or not this move ends up hurting Bloodshot‘s performance remains to be seen, but the decision by the studio to potentially place it up against stiffer competition seems unlikely to do the film any favors. Here’s the official synopsis for 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.
You can check out the trailer below, which has some serious Venom vibes as a ’90s throwback superhero movie. That makes sense, as the character Bloodshot made his comics debut in 1992.