In the year 2020, the Valiant Comics character Bloodshot will be the subject of an American superhero film titled Bloodshot. The first film in a Valiant Comics shared cinematic world is planned for release. Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, and Guy Pearce star in David S. F. Wilson’s feature directorial debut, which he helmed from a screenplay by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer and a story by Wadlow. In this story, a soldier who was killed in action is brought back to life by an organization that plans to use him as a weapon.
Sony Pictures Releasing released Bloodshot on March 13, 2020, in the United States. Critics gave the picture a mixed reception, praising its visual effects and action, but criticizing Diesel’s performance and the film’s genericity. Sony made the picture available on-demand less than two weeks after it was released theatrically because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
U.S. soldier Ray Garrison and his wife Gina are vacationing in an Amalfi Coast seaside hamlet in Italy after completing a successful hostage rescue mission in Mombasa, Kenya. A squad of mercenaries led by Martin Axe grabbed the hostages and want to know how the US military learned of their location and whereabouts. Ax murders Gina in front of Ray after he says that he is unable to respond since he does not have access to such information. Ax murders Ray, and Ray vows revenge.
Amnesiac Ray reawakens at the labs of Kuala Lumpur-based Rising Spirit Technologies (RST), a company that specializes in cybernetic augmentations for handicapped US servicemen and women. By injecting Ray with experimental nanite technology, CEO Emil Harting and head scientist Dr. Harting has revived and healed him, making him the first human subject of the “Bloodshot” program. The nanites must be changed and recharged on a regular basis or he will succumb to injury and die again despite the technology’s ability to improve his strength and cure his injuries. Ray’s chest glows red when the nanites are working at their maximum potential.
Former US Navy diver “KT,” former US Army Ranger Marcus Tibbs, and ex-Navy SEAL Jimmy Dalton (who overtly—maybe even jealously—dislikes Garrison) are all brought to Ray by Dr. Harting’s other patients. When Gina and Axe’s memories resurface, he decides to seek vengeance for her murder. With the use of nanites and RST servers, Ray tracked down Axe and his bodyguards to Budapest, where he killed them all. When Ray returns to RST, his nanites are reactivated, putting him to sleep. Ray’s recollections of Gina’s death have been replaced by a new story involving Axe’s associate, Nick Baris, as the killer. As much as KT complains about Harting’s mind-control tactics, she is disregarded and told that RST can kill her by disabling her upgrades if she continues to raise a fuss.
In the morning, an amnesiac Ray is roused and brought back to RST, where he is reintroduced to the events that led up to Baris abducting and killing him, along with Gina. RST kills Baris in East Sussex, despite the man’s pleas that RST is telling the truth. An EMP device activated by Wilfred Wigans, a programmer forced to work for Baris, causes Ray to be incapacitated and his connection to RST to be severed. As he struggles to remember who killed Gina, Ray finds himself at Wigans’ office. Eventually, Wigans reveals to him that RST had been directing his every move in order to have him kill members of the Harting cult. It takes Ray five years to finally locate down Gina and learn that their romance ended five years ago and that she has now moved to London and started a new family.
In order to rescue herself from RST control and bring down the corporation, KT approaches Wigans for help, but after returning to RST, she tells Harting that she failed to catch the programmer. After Ray’s capture by Dalton and Tibbs, he is transported back to the lab. The RST computers are destroyed when KT and Wigans sabotage the reprogramming process. Dalton and Tibbs are attempting to restrain Ray once he reawakens. After a long fight, he kills them all as the RST building falls apart around him.
With his nanites depleted, Harting believes he can force Ray to submit with a grenade launcher. For the first time, Ray is willing to die for victory and detonates a bomb that the nanites dismantled, killing both of them. Revivified by Wigans, Ray wakes up with complete memory of what happened before he was imprisoned in the first place. After that, the three of them head out into the world in search of a new start.
The cinematic rights to the Valiant Comics character Bloodshot were acquired by Columbia Pictures in March 2015, and the film will be produced by Original Film and Valiant Entertainment. The screenplay was written by Jeff Wadlow.  A five-picture contract was announced in April 2015 by Sony Pictures, Original Film, and Valiant to bring Valiant Comics’ superheroes to the big screen, including Bloodshot from the comics by Valiant Comics. From a screenplay written by Wadlow and Heisserer, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch were selected to helm the picture.  There were no takers for the project from Stahelski and Leitch. The director of the film, Dave Wilson, was announced in March of that year.  Adam Cozad, a screenwriter, later added to the script. 
When reports surfaced in July 2017 that Jared Leto was in early negotiations to play Bloodshot, Vin Diesel was named as the film’s star in March 2018.
In May, Sam Heughan, Michael Sheen, and Eiza González were added to the cast. Gina and Tibbs were cast in June of the same year, with Talulah Riley and Alex Hernandez taking those roles. Toby Kebbell was cast as Axe, and Johannes Haukur Johannesson as the sinister Johannes Haukur. Lamorne Morris was signed in August 2018 to play Wilfred Wigans.
It was reported the same month that Guy Pearce was in discussions to replace Sheen, who had to withdraw from the project owing to scheduling and family difficulties. According to Shamdasani, the longstanding CEO and CCO of Valiant Comics, Ken Watanabe was set to appear as the Harbinger villain Toyo Harada in a post-credit sequence but was unable to do so due to a change in copyright.
Photography commenced in Cape Town and Prague on August 6, 2018, with further filming in Budapest during the same month in South Africa and the Czech Republic.
The final day of filming was October 25th, 2018, and the project was declared complete.
Music and lyrics for the songs were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Pritam, in their third collaboration with Aamir Khan following Dhoom 3 (2013) and Dangal (2016).
Composer Pritam and lyricist Bhattacharya met with Khan at his Panchgani House in August 2019 to discuss the film’s score. Kannan Mohan of the Agnee band recorded the song “Laal Singh Chaddha” for the film’s title track in January 2020.
In the beginning, the release date for Laal Singh Chaddha was set to be December 25, 2020, right around the time of Christmas.
COVID-19 epidemic in India forced the delay of the release date to December 24, 2021 – the same weekend as Christmas – due to a manufacturing halt. The film’s release date has been pushed back to 14 April 2022.