Oh, look, it’s another Scott Adkins piece from Fortress. Truth be told, this is the ultimate fancast in our eyes—perhaps even more than Adkins as Batman—but he should certainly be in consideration for the part of Ninjak in the Valiant Cinematic Universe.
Whether a Ninjak live-action film will ever happen is another story. Bloodshot, starring Vin Diesel as Ray Garrison, didn’t exactly light up the box office, though through no fault of its own since it was released in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this has left any chance of a Valiant Cinematic Universe up in the air.
When the dust settles and everyone takes stock of it all, there’s a possibility that Valiant and a studio will go forward with another popular property, Ninjak. The character is immensely popular, having sold millions of comic books worldwide, and would be the ideal action vehicle in the same vein as Bloodshot.
The premise is simple: Ninjak is a ninja spy, with a British alter ego Colin King. He’s all about action and the mystery.
Reading that, it’s difficult to imagine anyone but Adkins as Ninjak. Not only does he have the necessary martial arts pedigree to pull off such a physical role, but he’s also British and suave enough to convince as King. He’s literally the picture-perfect casting choice.
In addition, if Valiant wants to continue casting action stars in the lead roles, it only makes sense to get a certified badass like Adkins to play one of the most physical Valiant heroes. Fans have clamoured for Adkins to receive a shot at playing a major comic book character and Ninjak seems to be too good a fit to ignore.
Of course, this is all speculation right now. No one knows if Ninjak will ever find its way to the big screen. It would be sad if Bloodshot‘s bad luck impacted the future of this franchise, though. After all, who wouldn’t want to see more of the Valiant Universe?
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