Sam Heughan’s latest role is very different from “Outlander.” While fans are used to seeing him in the 18th century, his new movie “Bloodshot” leans more into futuristic sci-fi. The trailer shows Heughan’s new character in action.

The Scottish actor plays Corporal Harlan “So Long” Shifflet, and it looks like he is an enhanced military vet, much like Vin Diesel’s Ray Garrison/Bloodshot. The trailer shows Heughan only briefly, but it’s clear that he’ll be part of the action in the comic book adaptation.

Heughan’s Harlan has some serious technology connected to his body. It seems like he has a couple of robotic, spider-like limbs that pop out from his back, and if viewers look closely, they’ll notice he has bionic legs as well.

If Vin Diesel is playing the hero, it looks like that means the “Clan Lands” host is the villain. “Bloodshot” follows Ray Garrison, a Marine who was murdered. Scientists reanimate him with nanotechnology and erase his memories, making him one of the ultimate super soldiers. Their plans go south when he starts to remember the life that was taken from him and wants revenge on the man that killed him.

Heughan is playing one of the other super soldiers. He told Parade more about the role earlier this year.

“It’s a bit comic book and I play a Navy SEAL who’s been through some trauma and has been changed by technology and made into a better soldier,” he explained. “It’s an amazing part to be honest. Very, very different to what I’m used to playing.”

Heughan has said he trained a lot for the role in “Bloodshot,” so it seems like the trailer is just a taste of the action in the movie.

The Sony Pictures film, directed by David Wilson, also stars Eiza González, Toby Kebbell and Guy Pearce. “Bloodshot” was written by Eric Heisserer and Jeff Wadlow.

“Bloodshot” is set to his theaters on Feb. 21. That’s the same week that “Outlander” Season 5 premieres. The Starz drama is set to return on Feb. 16, so it looks like Sam Heughan fans should be very excited for February.

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Sam Heughan is pictured at a New York Comic Con panel for "Outlander" on Oct. 5, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ