The future is looking quite bright for the Valiant Universe, and the company hopes to keep the momentum going with an expansion into other digital mediums. That includes the much talked about X-O Manowar feature that is in active development, and while there are no official announcements regarding the project, we might have a better idea now as to who will be sitting in the director's chairs.
CEO and chief creative officer at Valiant Entertainment Dinesh Shamdasani recently spoke to Variant Comics about where Valiant, and specifically X-O Manowar, is looking to expand from here. He detailed the future of X-O's book first.
"X-O's got a very very bright future. Not only are we hitting X-O Manowar #50, which is this massive run not just for X-O Manowar but for anybody today in modern comics. There's only a few characters, Batman is one of the only other characters that I can think of that's had or even approaching a run like this in the modern era."
Their foothold will remain in the comics where their success began, but they are looking to take advantage of their iconic characters, and fans will see X-O Manowar
"We always will be a comic book publisher, that's where our core is, but the nature of the beast now is these other avenues are there and it's a way for us to touch more people and bring them into comics and so we have a bunch of big video game news coming that I can't tell you about. We've got some live-action content that I can't tell you about, and we've got movies that I can't tell you about, but I can say that I wish that the directors on X-O Manowar would leak so that I could talk about them, because not only are they mind-blowingly awesome, the things they're doing with X-O Manowar will make fanboy heads explode. It's some really cool stuff, but I can't say any more than that.
Notice he said "directors" and then reiterated the point when he said "them". That automatically brings up names like the Wachowski's (Sense8), the Russo brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), the team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie), and even the slight possibility of someone like the Coen's (Fargo). If the field has to be narrowed down, the Wachowski's and the Russo's seem like the best fits for the character and the universe as a whole, and both would certainly bring a unique flavor to Valiant's flagship character.
If the field has to be narrowed down, the Wachowski's and the Russo's seem like the best fit for the character and the universe as a whole, and both would certainly bring a unique flavor to Valiant's flagship character.
That begs the question of who you would like to see take the reigns of the Valiant movie universe. Let us know in the comments!