Those looking forward to seeing Vin Diesel and "Outlander" star Sam Heughan in action in the new film “Bloodshot” will have to wait a bit longer. The upcoming superhero flick, which sees Diesel play the lead, has received a new release date after getting pushed back from its original Feb. 21 launch.

According to Slashfilm, “Bloodshot” is now scheduled to release on March 13, which is less than a month later from its original date. Based on the character from Valiant Comics, “Bloodshot” follows the story of a former soldier who gets killed and brought back to life using nanotech. 

When “Bloodshot” does release, the film will clash in the box office against contenders “I Still Believe” and the Dave Bautista action-comedy “My Spy.” Though, the movie’s new release date will hopefully give Sony the boost it needs in the heavily populated superhero genre. The Valiant library doesn’t have a huge fan base like Marvel or DC, but Sony is giving these characters a chance to shine on the big screen. The upcoming superhero movie is planned to be the first of many in the Valiant cinematic universe that the studio is launching. 

Besides the film, Valiant is also looking to expand into video games based on their characters after partnering up with Blowfish Studios. The Hollywood Reporter exclusively broke the news of the collaboration between the two companies last week. Dan Mintz, the founder and CEO of Valiant’s parent company DMG Entertainment, gave a statement regarding the partnership, saying they are “thrilled to bring Valiant’s characters back into the video game industry and give fans the opportunity to play as their favorite superheroes.” 

The launching of these games will perhaps capitalize on the release of “Bloodshot” as Valiant hopes to launch the brand into the mainstream. “Translating these characters and stories to video games could not come at a more exciting time as we introduce the world to the Valiant Universe on the big screen with the 'Bloodshot' release,” Mintz added. “These games are poised to become further proof of these characters’ immense potential as anchors in pop culture.”

Sam Heughan Scottish actor Sam Heughan from the TV series "Outlander" poses during a photocall at the 55th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco on June 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard