Bloodshot's Vin Diesel was "pushed beyond the realms" of previous roles

Dan Seddon

From Digital Spy

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."

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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.


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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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