Newswire: Hope you like comic book cinematic universes, because here comes another one

Every publisher of comic books, during their most fanciful daydreams, probably fantasizes about developing a series of films based on their properties à la the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (DC has a slightly different daydream, one that involves knowing what the hell it’s doing.) But, sadly, not all comics publishers can get nine-figure investments to start making those movies, the way Marvel did. But independent publisher Valiant made this dream come true: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Beijing-based DMG Entertainment has made a nine-figure investment in Valiant for feature film and television financing.

Founded in 1989, Valiant (now Valiant Entertainment) houses such characters and series as Shadowman, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong. Some of these popular properties are already in development as films. As we reported last year, Archer & Armstrong is being put together as a buddy comedy by Valiant’s movie development wing, and Bloodshot was optioned …

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