It seemed Marvel’s Blade reboot was moving quickly ahead in recent months, with exciting casting announcements and a confirmed production date.
However, the current strike by the Writer’s Guild of America has thrown the project into chaos. As we reported last month, Marvel Studios had pulled the plug on pre-production of Blade one week before filming was set to begin. The film was shut down due to a script in need of final re-writes and the WGA Strike making this impossible.
Series fans despaired, looking forward to Blade returning to the big screen after a two-decade absence. Scream queen Mia Goth’s signing to the project was greeted with much fanfare, as was the casting of Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the title role. It was feared that the film was doomed and would ultimately be cancelled.
However, fear not, as Marvel and Disney still have every faith in a Blade revival, and just last week issued a brand-new release date for the film. Originally slated for the big screen September 6th 2024, Blade will now land in theatres on February 14th 2025.
It is hoped that this delay will cover the time necessary for the WGA strike to reach a resolution, whilst still leaving enough space for the film’s production cycle.
Blade will return, it will just take a little longer than planned. Until then, we will keep you informed of any further updates.