Marvel’s Blade Reboot Hunting for Writers!
The Blade reboot is finally taking an important step forward. Marvel is said to be looking for writers as we speak to tackle the project, which was originally announced last year during San Diego Comic-Con. Read on…
CelebnMovies247.com reports that Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali set to play the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though things have been a bit quiet until now.
It seems that Marvel is finally moving in the right direction with Blade.
A new report details the complexities of navigating the current Hollywood landscape, in trying to find a balance between diversity and creative freedom.
Within the report, it is revealed that Disney and Marvel Studios are currently looking for writers for Blade. There is no word currently on who, specifically, maybe in the running to tackle the script but it is said that they are looking for “Black behind-the-camera talent.” Marvel Studios has been making strides toward diversity in front and behind the camera in recent years, with movies like Black Panther. Cate Shortland is also the first woman to helm an MCU movie solo with Black Widow.
Blade is an opportunity to further diversify while also representing a major storytelling opportunity for the MCU. Not to mention a potentially massive cash cow.
There is no word currently on when Blade is expected to arrive.
History of The Blade franchise:
Blade was the subject of a trilogy of movies beginning in 1998 with Wesley Snipes starring as the Daywalker. They helped cement Marvel as a bankable brand in Hollywood, with the trilogy earning more than $400 million globally. Beyond the commercial potential in the modern age, this represents a chance for the MCU to dip its toes in the horror realm, which is a genre this universe has hardly touched on in the past.
Phase 4 of the MCU is totally mapped out on the movie side, consisting of Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi, and The Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. At earliest, it could debut sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. Other projects already announced for Phase 5 include Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, and reboots of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Plus, there are live-action shows in the works for Disney+ such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, and WandaVision.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the Blade reboot are made available.
This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.