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Valiant Comics gets financing to develop their own cinematic universe

03.09.2015

Marvel and DC may have a third cinematic universe to contend with as comics publisher Valiant has just entered a deal to develop their titles into big screen features. The New York Times reports that Valiant entered into an agreement with DMG Entertainment. The Chinese company is best known for co-financing TRANSCENDENCE and IRON MAN 3 and will now partner with Valiant on adapting their comics as well as creating new ones aimed at Chinese audiences.

DMG CEO Dan Mintz had this to say about the deal.

"[T]aking a stake in the last independent massive comic universe is a strategic investment for DMG that will produce movies and TV that are both appealing and relevant to a global audience."

Valiant is best known for the characters Harbinger, Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Turok, Shadowman, and more. Various Valiant titles have been in development but none have actually made it to the big screen yet. The deal is said to be a "nine figure" agreement between Valiant and DMG which means they are not messing around. Whether the projects expand to the small screen as well remains to be seen, but this is easily the biggest threat to Marvel or DC out there.

What comes next is the biggest mystery. With some characters optioned out to other studios, Valiant may try to reclaim those properties and begin developing their own slate. Or, Valiant may not make their films interconnected at all. No matter what happens, this news should make comics and superhero movie fans excited as it broadens the depth and scope of what kinds of movies are made in the genre.

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12:59PM on 03/10/2015

Awesome

Since their return a few years back, Valiant comics are easily some THE best titles on the racks out there. If you're a comic fan you're doing yourself a HUGE disservice not checking them out. As for this deal, pretty early for any true opinion. But I think it's great for the entire "nerd" industry as a whole. This hopefully will open up a whole avenue of interesting properties that would not have been given a second look due to not having the Marvel/DC branding.
Since their return a few years back, Valiant comics are easily some THE best titles on the racks out there. If you're a comic fan you're doing yourself a HUGE disservice not checking them out. As for this deal, pretty early for any true opinion. But I think it's great for the entire "nerd" industry as a whole. This hopefully will open up a whole avenue of interesting properties that would not have been given a second look due to not having the Marvel/DC branding.
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6:57AM on 03/10/2015

Sorry, the who now?

...and that's from a fairly informed nerd. No way this will garner the profits that require name-recognition across the non-nerd population of the world.
...and that's from a fairly informed nerd. No way this will garner the profits that require name-recognition across the non-nerd population of the world.
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1:08PM on 03/10/2015
I think you're way off base here. Name recognition has never been a factor for the "non nerd" population for Marvel/DC films. Great trailers, good stories, and fantastic casting have sold these movies to the "general movie going audience ". If the Valiant people make a good movie the audiences will fill those seats. Whether or not people know who "Bloodshot" is.
I think you're way off base here. Name recognition has never been a factor for the "non nerd" population for Marvel/DC films. Great trailers, good stories, and fantastic casting have sold these movies to the "general movie going audience ". If the Valiant people make a good movie the audiences will fill those seats. Whether or not people know who "Bloodshot" is.
2:23AM on 03/10/2015

Cool

Some of the Valiant books would make for pretty cool cinematic translations... one wonders how successful they will be though, they're not as easily identifiable to regular audiences who don't know that there are companies other than DC and Marvel that make comics.
Some of the Valiant books would make for pretty cool cinematic translations... one wonders how successful they will be though, they're not as easily identifiable to regular audiences who don't know that there are companies other than DC and Marvel that make comics.
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2:02AM on 03/10/2015
My first thought was, "wasn't Turok a video game, not a comic book?" Then I looked it up - I had no idea the game was based on a comic! Well, good for them back in the 90s, then
My first thought was, "wasn't Turok a video game, not a comic book?" Then I looked it up - I had no idea the game was based on a comic! Well, good for them back in the 90s, then
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9:41PM on 03/09/2015
I hoped and hoped for a TUROK movie, but after watching the Jurassic World trailer I'm not sure if I want one anymore. (Whoops after further googling I found out that the rights for Turok and Solar went to Dynamite. Bummer)
Shadowman or XO Manowar could be awesome though.
I hoped and hoped for a TUROK movie, but after watching the Jurassic World trailer I'm not sure if I want one anymore. (Whoops after further googling I found out that the rights for Turok and Solar went to Dynamite. Bummer)
Shadowman or XO Manowar could be awesome though.
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8:57PM on 03/09/2015
That's a great news. I wish Dynamite had get in the game and make The Phantom movie.
That's a great news. I wish Dynamite had get in the game and make The Phantom movie.
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12:12PM on 03/10/2015
Just before I scrolled down I was thinking about the Phantom movie. :)) It would be welcomed a Phantom remake.....
Just before I scrolled down I was thinking about the Phantom movie. :)) It would be welcomed a Phantom remake.....
5:46PM on 03/09/2015
Valiant comics are fucking awesome. VERY happy with this
Valiant comics are fucking awesome. VERY happy with this
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4:53PM on 03/09/2015

Best news I've heard all day.

This is awesome. I've only ever read about one or two Valient comics but they have some cool and out thier stuff. More comic book films is a win win for everyone and I'm shore its goign to help thier sales for the future.
This is awesome. I've only ever read about one or two Valient comics but they have some cool and out thier stuff. More comic book films is a win win for everyone and I'm shore its goign to help thier sales for the future.
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4:52PM on 03/09/2015

Hell yeah!

Valiant's got some great titles, so it's nice to see them finally getting some exposure! Bloodshot would be awesome to see, as would Harbinger, Rai, Archer & Armstrong... There's really a lot of potential.
Valiant's got some great titles, so it's nice to see them finally getting some exposure! Bloodshot would be awesome to see, as would Harbinger, Rai, Archer & Armstrong... There's really a lot of potential.
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4:54PM on 03/09/2015
I seem to recall Mathew Vaughn was interested in doing a Bloodshot movie at one point.
I seem to recall Mathew Vaughn was interested in doing a Bloodshot movie at one point.
4:54PM on 03/09/2015
I seem to recall Mathew Vaughn was interested in doing a Bloodshot movie at one point.
I seem to recall Mathew Vaughn was interested in doing a Bloodshot movie at one point.
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4:45PM on 03/09/2015

Great Idea

Lionsgate should get in on this. They would be the perfect studio for this.
Lionsgate should get in on this. They would be the perfect studio for this.
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