After extensive research that took months of meeting a multitude of talents, Marvel’s new film “Blade” found its director in filmmaker Bassam Tariq. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tariq is currently in talks to lead the feature film project, wrapping up research that began in the fall of 2020. He is known to have directed the rap drama “Mogul Mowgli,” which he also directed. co-written with the Rice star. Ahmed.
Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will play Blade, a half-human, half-vampire who stalks the night to hunt down vampires. Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed Ali’s cast at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019, with the executive noting that the actor informed Marvel that he would like to play the character after winning his second Oscar, for “Greenbook”.
Despite the early announcement of the film’s lead role, it wasn’t until the middle of 2020 that Marvel really started refining the stakes for its creative team’s research. Meticulously searching for the right scribe, the studio spent months, eventually landing on Watchmen’s Stacy Osei-Kuffour in February, who thus became Marvel’s first black writer.
Blade made his debut in issue number 10 of “Tomb of Dracula” in 1973. It was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan and was subsequently played by Wesley Snipes in three films made by New Line Cinema from 1998 to 2004. Stephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro and Goyer respectively directed the trilogy. (ANI)
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