Valiant Entertainment is Building it’s own Cinematic Universe
Valiant Entertainment has reportedly received about nine-figure investment from DMG Entertainment to fund movie and television development along with other eight-figures investment in Valiant itself.
Marvel and DC are constantly trying to improve their foothold on both small & big screens and now we have a third worthy contender, a once shattered comic brand was brought back from bankruptcy.
This deal comes as Valiant celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year. Valiant Entertainment began it’s life as Valiant Comics which was started by former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and former Marvel Comics writer/editor Bob Layton. After reviving from bankruptcy, Valiant sales numbers grew vastly often outselling many titles from players such as Dark Horse and Image.
DMG Entertainment is a Chinese Film production and distribution company which has co-produced a number of hollywood films.
DMG CEO Dan Mintz called Valiant as “the last independent massive comic universe.”
“Today marks one of Valiant’s biggest milestones yet with a huge step towards bringing the Valiant characters to the big screen and forging the foundation of the first truly international cinematic universe. By bringing Valiant’s biggest heroes to theaters around the world in concert with our new partners at DMG, we look forward to making Valiant not only an iconic name in comics, but global entertainment as well.” Valiant CEO Dinesh Shamdasani.
Still when we talk about Spiderman and Batman we don’t talk about them as being part of Marvel or DC Universe but as household names. Valiant doesn’t have such luck in the market, atleast not yet.
Sure thing superhero movies are hot now but the character the movie is building upon has almost no popularity among general audience it is tough to last but same can be contradicted if the material is good like say The Guardians of the Galaxy.
One thing that makes Valiant exciting is its portfolio of amazingly unique characters. Like take this character Bloodshot who is somewhat like Cyborg from the DC Comics but unlike him he has the powers of regeneration and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood but is totally human just without memories.
Valiant also doesn’t have decades old universe so its easy to catch on if you are planning to.
If Valiant plays the cards correctly it could surely make a place for itself in the superheroes cinematic universe and who know maybe it might even give a tough fight to the big two.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter