Bloodshot director Dave Wilson has opened up about pushing Vin Diesel further than ever before for his superhero role.
He recently told CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast: "I think any actor wants to do something different, right? The Fast [and Furious] series is larger than life. So they're borderline superheroes already.
"There is definitely a want to push beyond just punching a guy through a wall. Because Dom's [Toretto] run through a wall before. So there was always a desire to make sure we were pushing something beyond the realms of his other characters."
Referencing Vin's most popular big screen characters, Wilson further reflected: "I mean, Xander [Cage], Dom, Riddick, they're on all the threshold of being 'superheroes'.
"So it was very much how do we make sure that he's portrayed at a level beyond that?".
We'd say that's one hell of a task.
Starring as killed-in-action marine Ray Garrison in the new movie, Vin's character gets resurrected by a group of scientists with nanotechnology, which essentially makes him a walking weapon very much tailored to the interests of certain manipulators.
In a new featurette looking at the comic book origins of Bloodshot, the star admits he was "drawn to the idea of playing a character that had superhero-like powers who uncovers that his mind is manipulated".
Bloodshot is out now in cinemas everywhere.
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