Blade Reboot Once Again Loses Director

Blade Reboot Once Again Loses Director

Blade starring Wesley Snipes was one of the defining movies of the edgy superhero genre back in the 2000s, and it was announced back in 2019 that there would be a reboot with Mahershala Ali set in the MCU.

Five years later, and the movie looks like it’s still not moving forward. According to The Wrap, the film has just gone through another major snag by losing director Yann Demange. We don’t have much details about Demange leaving, but it was said to have been amicable with the studio. Demange had replaced Bassam Tariq who was the original choice to helm the film.

For now, Eric Pearson is currently working on the script. Pearson is also said to be the one behind another upcoming MCU project with Fantastic Four. Previous drafts of Blade came from writers Michael Green, Nic Pizzolatto, and Michael Starrbury.

We don’t know what could be taking Blade so long to get off the ground, but it’s possible that it could have something to do with the character’s branding. We know that Snipes’ version was all about wearing trench coats and fighting vampires with techno music in the background; but the superhero landscape has definitely changed throughout the decades, and it’s unsure if Blade the way it was established is a right fit for the MCU.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see. So far it does look like Mahershala Ali is still onboard. With Marvel slowing down their releases moving forward, maybe this will allow for Blade to have some more time to develop into a proper story.

Blade has no release date.

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