For the past few years, Vin Diesel has been alternating between Groot and Dominic Toretto in back-to-back blockbuster franchises. But he'll soon play a live-action superhero in his own comic book film, "Bloodshot," which starts filming in July, aka in the next few weeks.



According to TheWrap, the film just cast Toby Kebbell in the villain role of "Axe." In Valiant comics, there is a power-hungry computer wizard named Ax, so this could be the guy.



British actor Toby Kebbell is known from his roles in "War Horse," "Fantastic Four," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Warcraft," "A Monster Calls," and the fantastic "Black Mirror" episode "The Entire History of You."



The rest of the "Bloodshot" cast so far includes Michael Sheen, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Talulah Riley, and Alex Hernandez .



"Bloodshot" follows a mortally wounded soldier who is resurrected with cutting-edge nanotechnology, then tasked with rounding up superpowered outcasts called "harbingers."



Back in January, TheWrap reported that this project will be part of a five-film shared universe plan based on the Valiant comic books "Harbinger" and "Bloodshot." TheWrap also said the plan is to follow "Deadpool" and "Logan" with an R-rated take on "Bloodshot" that "will be tonally and aesthetically influenced by high-concept, sci-fi blockbusters of the late '80s including 'Robocop,' 'Terminator,' and 'Total Recall.'"



There's no word yet on the release date for "Bloodshot," but with filming starting in July, photos and other intel should be coming relatively soon.



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