Valiant Comics Planning Their Own Cinematic Universe with Sony Pictures


For many decades, Marvel and DC were the only major comic book publishers in town, but the ’90s saw a total shake-up of the industry thanks to an explosion of independent comic studios led by Image. Among the other indie houses that fluourished around this time was Valiant Comics, founded by former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and writer/editor Bob Layton. Some of their original titles included Harbinger, X-O Manowar and Bloodshot, and although many of them faded away by the end of the decade, they are now currently experiencing a major revival. And, in a move that will surprise no one, Valiant is also getting ready to launch a handful of feature films as part of their own shared cinematic universe. Can they compete with Marvel and DC again? Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to THR, Valiant Entertainment has just announced a five-picture deal with Sony Pictures to bring several of their major comic book properties to the big screen. This news comes on the heels of having secured a nine-figure investment for their movie and TV development arm. The first two movies are expected to be Harbinger and Bloodshot, while Archer & Armstrong and Shadowman are also in development.

They already have some decent talent on board including John Wick directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski who will direct Bloodshot from a screenplay by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (The Thing). Matthew Vaughn will executive produce. As for Harbinger, Heisserer will write the script but no filmmaker is currently attached. Their plan is to release two Bloodshot and Harbinger movies before bringing them together for a Harbinger Wars crossover movie. Are you a fan of Valiant Comics and do you think any of these properties will make for great movies?

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  • Flo Lieb

    Finally, more comic book movies!

  • Stop it. Just stop it.