Way back at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Marvel Studios announced it was going to create a brand new film featuring Blade, which will star Mahershala Ali as the vampire hunter. Since then, there have been multiple delays to the film’s release, which is currently scheduled for November 7th 2025.

Originally, the film was going to be released in cinemas on November 3rd 2023, but it’s gone through many changes in the writing team, with at least five writers involved in the project since its initial announcement, Stacy Osei-Kuffour is one of the writers to work on the script, which Michael Green is now writing.

Bassam Tariq was originally going to direct “Blade”, but also left the project to be replaced by Yann Demange.

Recently, during an interview with Variety on the red carpet for the 55th NAACP Image Awards, actor Aaron Pierre revealed that he is no longer involved in the upcoming project.

“Early on, there were conversations. As the project evolved, I’m no longer part of that — attached.”

Aaron’s role was never revealed, nor officially announced, but it was reported that he was chosen for the part after an expansive and thorough casting process. Aaron Pierre has recently starred in the National Geographic series, “Genius: MLK/X”, along with “Old” and “Krypton”.

While we’ve heard very little about the upcoming “Blade” film, Mahershala Ali spoke to Entertainment Weekly in December 2023

“We’re working on it. That’s the best I could tell you,.  I’m really encouraged with the direction of the project. We’ll be back at it relatively soon.  I’m sincerely encouraged in terms of where things are at and who’s on board and who’s leading the way as far as the writing of the script and the directing and all that.  So that’s the extent of what I can tell you.”

“Blade” is still scheduled to be released in November 2025, with Marvel also planning on releasing “Captain America: Brave New World”, “Thunderbolts” and “Fantastic Four” in 2025, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it bumped back again, since Marvel is trying to slow down its releases to improve quality and reduce superhero fatigue.

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Roger Palmer

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