Bloodshot 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).This is both Vin Diesel and Guy Pearce's first comic book movie outside of the MCU.Michael Sheen was originally set for Dr. Emil Harting, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Guy Pearce would later replace him.