Marvel has discovered its Blade director. After first tapping Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali to star within the extremely anticipated vampire film again in 2019, Deadline studies that Marvel has employed Bassam Tariq to helm the movie. As beforehand introduced, Stacy Osei-Kuffour is writing the script for the movie, and Deadline notes that initially Marvel thought-about hiring a writer-director for Blade earlier than deciding to separate these duties.
Intent on hiring an individual of coloration for Blade, Marvel met with varied administrators over the previous few months, and Tariq gained the job after giving his presentation for his imaginative and prescient of what a Blade film must be. Tariq is an up-and-coming filmmaker who has solely helmed two movies so far, the 2013 documentary These Birds Stroll and the 2020 drama Mogul Mowgli starring Riz Ahmed.
Marvel has more and more been tapping up-and-comers for his or her Section 4 movies and TV exhibits, with Kate Herron not too long ago knocking Loki out of the park and Candyman filmmaker Nia da Costa on the helm of the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels. That's to not say Marvel is abandoning extra seasoned administrators — Sam Raimi is directing Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, and Taika Waititi and James Gunn are directing respective Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy sequels — but it surely's thrilling to listen to that new blood, so-to-speak, will likely be bringing Blade to life.
Manufacturing on the movie is anticipated to start in 2022, and whereas Sony Photos will technically beat Marvel Studios to the punch with a Marvel vampire film within the type of Jared Leto's Morbius, this new Blade will introduce vampires to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a giant method.
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