After director Bassam Tariq exited the project just weeks before production was set to get underway, it seemed unlikely that Marvel’s Blade reboot would make its planned November 3rd, 2023 release date. That speculation has proven accurate, with the film now slated for a theatrical release on September 6th, 2024.
Mahershala Ali (True Detective) is playing the iconic vampire slayer in the new film, which will also star Aaron Pierre (Old) and Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods). Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen) wrote the script, though it appears that Beau DeMayo (The Witcher) is currently working on some rewrites while the studio hunts for a new director.
Blade was intended to begin shooting this November. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Marvel hopes to restart production in early 2023.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)