Marvel’s Original Blade Director Responds To His Successor Naming
Marvel Studios, like pretty much every film studio in existence today, is no stranger to hiccups mid-development; People come and go, scripts are warped, and when you’re Warner Bros. sometimes you just go full on nuclear tech bat girl.
Thankfully, we don’t expect Marvel to give the ax to the highly anticipated bladein which the eponymous vampire slayer will return to the big screen after 20 years, this time as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we’re pretty sure the inevitable supernatural edge will turn some heads.
Mahershala Ali will be in the title role, previously cast by Wesley Snipes in the New Line Cinema era, and that’s pretty much the only consistency we’ve seen so far; Original director Bassam Tariq left the project earlier this year after production schedules continued to shift. His replacement, Yann Demange, was announced just yesterday and Tariq took the opportunity to reassure us blade is in the best hands.
In an Instagram post, Tariq suggested we’re all going to have “a real treat” with Demange at the helm, and it’s hard to doubt him. The new director has some macabre monster material to offer in the form of zombie miniseries Dead Set and one year miracle Lovecraft countrywhich should translate perfectly blade‘s ethos of vampire hunting.
join demange blade‘s creative makeover is Michael Starrbury (when they see us), who recently took on the screenwriting duties of Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Guardian).
Assuming we don’t get any more timeline shakes (despite cheap payouts like this one more than making up for it), blade is scheduled for release on September 6, 2024.
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