Dave Bautista Developing Valiant Comics’ ‘Eternal Warrior’ for Film

“We are currently working to get the script fan worthy and then we’ll be full on from there,” said the actor on Twitter

Last Updated: August 1, 2017 @ 2:21 PM

“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista is working to develop Valiant Comics’ “Eternal Warrior” for film and is in early talks with the publisher to headline the project, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The actor revealed he was developing the project when asked by a fan on twitter. “Glad you asked cuz I’m really excited about EW,” Bautista said. “We are currently working to get the script fan worthy and then we’ll be full on from there.”

Debuting in Valiant Comics in 1992, the Eternal Warrior is an immortal superhero who has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth.

The news follows last week’s Valiant story that Jared Leto is in early talks to star in Sony’s “Bloodshot.”

With more than 2,000 superhero characters (and lifetime sales of more than 80 million copies), Valiant Entertainment owns the third largest library of superhero titles behind Marvel and DC, and the only one not currently owned by major conglomerate.

Representatives for Valiant declined to comment on the “Eternal Warrior” film in development.

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