Marvel has reportedly pushed the start date for the Mahershala Ali-starring Blade movie from later this year into Summer 2022.
It’s been quite some time since Kevin Feige announced that Mahershala Ali will play Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it looks like we finally know when the studio is getting started on the upcoming film. Back in February this year, Watchmen writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour came aboard the project to write the script, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios wants tospend more time to work on the Blade script.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Marvel is pushing the start date for Mahershala Ali’s Blade from this September to July 2022. The news came as part of the insightful piece about the Superman reboot currently being developed by Warner Bros. The outlet also pointed out that Marvel is still searching for a director to help usher Blade onto the big screen.
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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.
In Marvel Comics, Blade is also known as Eric Brooks, the half-human and half-vampire master martial artist whose mother was killed by a vampire during his birth. Since then, Blade has mastered his own fighting style to take on various types of monsters and rid the world of vampires. Wesley Snipes first portrayed the eponymous hero in 1998’s Blade and returned for the first sequel directed by Guillermo del Toro before making what is now his final appearance as the character in Blade Trinity.
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