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First film based on Valiant Comics.72 of 75 found this interesting | Share thisJust like other films released around the same time as this one, Bloodshot suffered a bad opening weekend at the box office due to the global pandemic, the coronavirus. Though the opening was never projected to be large, it is said it still suffered millions in losses both domestically and especially worldwide.98 of 109 found this interesting | Share thisThe whole scene featuring RST location are based on CGI’ed version of Kuala Lumpur with the TM Menara Rabung being the main building of RST. You can clearly see silhouette of Menara KL and the KLCC Twin Tower in background.26 of 27 found this interesting | Share thisBloodshot is one of the most popular characters in the 80 million comics selling Valiant Universe. Bloodshot has sold over 7 million comics in all languages. Bloodshot #1 was a much anticipated comic that became a best selling issue and has gone on to sell approximately 1 million copies. Bloodshot #1 was awarded “Best Comic” by Diamond Distributors (the American comics industry’s leading distributor) and “Best Innovation” for its chromium cover (the first of its kind).119 of 138 found this interesting | Share thisMichael Sheen was originally set for Dr. Emil Harting, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.54 of 64 found this interesting | Share thisShortly before Bloodshot is recharged Jimmy Dalton is chatting with him while eating a protein bar. In the comics, Bloodshot is constantly in need of protein to refuel his nanites.16 of 19 found this interesting | Share thisKT and Harting talk about other enhanced members and mention the names Layton and Van Hook. This refers to Valiant Comics writers Bob Layton and Kevin VanHook.10 of 11 found this interesting | Share thisThis is Dave Wilsons feature film debut.34 of 47 found this interesting | Share thisThe device Baris uses on Bloodshot looks remarkably similar to the Essential Gem, a smartphone that was never produced. It was slated to be released in either 2020 or 2021, but Essential ceased operation in the first quarter of 2020, so the Gem never made it to market.21 of 32 found this interesting | Share thisAt one point, near the end of the movie, Wilfred Wigans (Lamorne Morris) is throwing a basketball while saying “Kobe”. This movie is released a month after Kobe Bryant’s death, making this little scene a tribute for the famous player.32 of 53 found this interesting | Share thisDavid Leitch and Chad Stahelski were attached to direct the movie, but passed on the project.29 of 48 found this interesting | Share thisShot originally in native 8k resolution, with the Panavision dxl2, which uses a sensor for some of the cameras manufactured by the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company.16 of 25 found this interesting | Share thisVin Diesel and Eiza González have both appeared in films from “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. Diesel starred in 8 films and González appeared in the 2019 spin-off “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw”.35 of 68 found this interesting | Share thisThis is the second comic-book role for Vin Diesel (after playing Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Guy Pearce (after Iron Man 3 (2013)), Eiza González (after Alita: Battle Angel (2019)), Sam Heughan (after Lego DC Super-Villains (2018)), and Talulah Riley (after Thor: The Dark World (2013)).35 of 80 found this interesting | Share thisVin Diesel and Guy Pearce have both been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Diesel portrays Groot in “Guardians of the Galaxy” while Pearce appeared in “Iron Man 3”.8 of 17 found this interesting | Share thisThe company “Rising Spirit Technologies” is based on Project Rising Spirit.5 of 11 found this interesting | Share this

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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.Martin Axe is named after Ax, a character from the Valiant Comic series “Harbinger” who was a superhuman who could control technology. In the film he is at first seen as a villain, but was in fact set up.38 of 45 found this interesting | Share thisWhen Eric is updating the false memory input for Bloodshot’s next mission the name “D. Perlin” is displayed. This refers to artist Don Perlin, who worked on the first “Bloodshot” comics.13 of 14 found this interesting | Share thisA post-credits scene was planned to feature Ken Watanabe as Toyo Harada, a powerful psychic. This would lead into Harbinger, another Valiant Comics feature film adaptation.14 of 17 found this interesting | Share thisGuy Pearce also starred in Memento (2000), which also featured a man with memory loss tracking down his wife’s killer. Both movies featured someone manipulating the truth about his wife’s killer to try and control the protagonist.36 of 55 found this interesting | Share this