Blade Reboot: Stacy Osei-Kuffour First Black Female to Pen MCU Movie!
This is awesome news to hear that Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a playwright who acted as story editor and writer on HBO’s acclaimed limited series Watchmen, is the first black female to pen a Marvel movie.
According to reports, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a New York playwright who moved to Los Angeles, will pen the project that has Oscar winner Mahershala Ali attached to star. Read on for more on Stacy Osei-Kuffour penning the Blade Reboot…
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CelebnMovies247.com reports that Stacy Osei-Kuffour will pen the feature reboot of Marvel’s vampire-hunting franchise.
Stacy Osei-Kuffour will be the first Black female scribe to write a Marvel movie. The studio had been looking for a writer for months.
The studio has spent the last six months meeting with writers in what was described as a meticulous search, with Ali directly involved. Only Black writers were seriously considered, a reflection of Marvel’s focus on diversity and making representation a key factor — especially when tackling nonwhite characters.
David Goyer wrote the successful Blade threequel (released by New Line between 1998 and 2004) that starred Wesley Snipes.
To recap, Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar for his performance in Green Book, is attached to star as the horror hero. Plans for a new incarnation of the character, played by Wesley Snipes in a string of movies in the early 2000s, were revealed during Marvel’s senses-shattering presentation at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Stacy Osei-Kuffour Writing Credits:
As for Stacy Osei-Kuffour, she earned an Emmy-nomination for outstanding writing in a comedy series for her work on Hulu’s Pen15. But it was being part of the writing team on Watchmen, HBO’s heady spin on the Alan Moore-Dave Gibbons comic, that got her noticed. Not to mention the WGA Award win for best new series helped.
The Hunter College alum who has a Master’s degree, worked on Hunters, Amazon’s blood-soaked limited series that saw Al Pacino and Logan Lerman as Nazi hunters in 1970s America, and HBO crime thriller Run, starring Domhnall Gleeson.
Her jump from story editor to now a Marvel movie, and breaking down a barrier while doing so, makes for quite a Cinderella story. – THR
We hope that Osei-Kuffour can live up to Ryan Cooglar’s masterful take on Black Panther that makes the film a an instant classic the day of release.