Marvel’s “Blade” Production Delayed Due To Writer’s Strike
Back at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Marvel Studios announced it was developing a brand new film, “Blade”, and that it will star Mahershala Ali as the vampire hunter, who is half-human/half-vampire, that has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead who have long terrorized mankind.
Since then, the film has gone through some delays, moving from a 2023 release date, sliding back to September 6th 2024, with Yann Demange taking over as the new director, having previously directed “White Boy Rick” and “Lovecraft Country”. “Blade” is also going to star Aaron Pierre, Delroy Lindo and Mia Goth.
Last month, it was revealed that Nic Pizzolatto had joined the project to write the script for “Blade”. Nic has previously worked with Mahershala Ali, on the HBO series, “True Detective”. He is working on a draft script by Michael Starrbury, who has previously worked on “When They See Us.” Nic has been working on the script for the past few weeks.
Filming is due to begin filming in May in Atlanta. However, with the writer’s strike now underway, THR is reporting that all work on the script has now been paused. While Marvel Studios had hoped to continue production on the script they had, it has now been revealed that Marvel Studios has had to push back the production date for the upcoming film until the script is ready. Depending on how long the writer’s strike goes on, it’s likely that the September release date could change again.
Marvel is still planning on filming the upcoming films, “Deadpool 3” and “Thunderbolts” this summer, as the scripts have been completed. Marvel is also currently filming “Captain America: New World Order” in Atlanta, in addition to filming “Wonder Man” and “Agatha: Coven Of Chaos” for Disney+.
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