‘Bad Boys For Life’ Directors Would Like To Helm ‘Blade’ Or ‘Deadpool’ For Marvel

The directors behind Bad Boys For Life revealed they’d like to direct either Blade or Deadpool in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Although it’ll be a few years before we see Mahershala Ali’s Blade or Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool in the MCU, the directors behind Bad Boys For Life revealed they’d like to direct one of the two projects for Marvel Studios. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah recently confirmed they’d met with the studio, but didn’t explain which characters they’d discussed. But in an interview with Discussing Film, the pair revealed that Deadpool would be their first pick because he has “more of an edge,” but El Arbi also mentioned he likes Blade.

El Arbi: “There’s so much. You know, we love Deadpool.”

Fallah: “We love Deadpool!”

El Arbi: “Definitely. I mean there is more of an edge. If there was a Marvel character in the Bad Boys world…”

Fallah: “It would be Deadpool.”

El Arbi: “Then Blade is cool too!”

El Arbi continued by explaining that there’s a “high responsibility” that comes with these characters and if they were asked to helm a Marvel film they wouldn’t take it lightly. He also mentioned that they love the heroes and was careful to point out that they’ve both had R-rated movies, clearly liking the appeal of the violent characters.

“Well, if you do something like that it’s a high responsibility as well. If they say, yeah you’ll do Deadpool. It’s not as if we’re going to just say yeah – we’ll say “Oh sh*t”. But we love these characters. They’re also rated R characters.”

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Blade is set to return to the screen with a new project from Marvel Studios featuring Mahershala Ali as the lead character. Full details on Mahershala Ali’s Blade are currently unknown, though Kevin Feige confirmed the reboot will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5. The project is said to have come about after Mahershala Ali called Marvel expressing his interest in Blade following his Academy Award win for his performance in Green Book.

Meanwhile, Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that he is working on a Deadpool sequel with Marvel Studios. However, there has been no official word on where Ryan Reynolds’ third Deadpool film might fit into Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 or 5 line-ups. In the meantime, fans can re-watch Ryan Reynolds’ most recent appearance as the Merc with a Mouth in Deadpool 2.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.

Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

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Source: Discussing Film

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.