We told you about it not so long ago, when the Blade film project was taking the water on the side of Marvel Studios. The main cause was the loss of director Bassam Tariq, who had left the ship when filming had already been postponed several times. Good news (especially for the fans and Mahershala Ali, who was apparently starting to get seriously on edge), Kevin Feige and his teams have found someone to replace the director. And not just anyone since it is the French director Yann Demange, who has worked on multiple series internationally (Top Boy, Lovecraft Country), but also in the cinema, since we owe him the films 71 and Undercover: A True Story. Incidentally, we learn that the studios have also recruited a new screenwriter in the person of Michael Starrbury (In their gaze), who will have the heavy task of completely rewriting the original script. In other words, Kevin Feige has decided to breathe new life into the Blade project, keeping only Mahershala Ali and the rest of the cast on the team. We better understand his desire to put the development of the feature film on hold indefinitely. In addition, the Hollywood Reporter reports that Ali was very involved in the selection of the new screenwriter, while recent rumors said about the departure after this imbroglio of production. The American media also confirms that this new version of Blade will be much more dark and mature compared to other MCU films and therefore closer to the cult trilogy worn by Wesley Snipes and released between 1998 and 2004. If all goes well (this time), filming should begin in 2023 in Atlanta in order to respect the release date, set for September 6, 2024. Until then, we can discover Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from February 15, 2023 in our dark rooms, which will mark the start of phase V of the MCU.
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