Marvel’s journey to get Blade again up and working hasn’t been the simplest, virtually like ice skating uphill. Announced again in 2019 at its Comic-Con panel the place Oscar winner Mahershala Ali was revealed to be the brand new swordbearer, the movie has hit a sequence of setbacks from manufacturing halted as a result of COVID, gaining and shedding its director after simply over a yr, nevertheless it seems to be like issues are again on monitor with a brand new director formally on board.
Deadline is reporting that Lovecraft Country and White Boy Rick director Yann Demange will choose up the progress as Blade’s new director. Demange’s large break got here on the jail drama ’71 starring Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn. He will quickly direct and government produce a Scanners sequence for HBO and the movie Dammi.
After not speeding into discovering a brand new director after Tariq left, Marvel might hone in on the author and director who might ship the tone they wished for the movie. With the essential success of the Disney+ particular Werewolf By Night, Marvel could possibly be seeking to go together with a darker tone on this movie than different MCU initiatives have been prior to now.
Along with Demange, Michael Starrbury was introduced on to write down a brand new script and begin from scratch. Starbury has been in-demand following his Emmy-nominated work on the critically acclaimed restricted sequence When They See Us starring John Leguizamo and Niecey Nash.
Marvel’s Blade is now aiming for a September 6, 2024 launch, and manufacturing now scheduled to start out subsequent yr in Atlanta.