Disney is continuing to have issues with the upcoming “Blade” reboot for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as, according to THR, Marvel Studios is shutting down production-related activities in Atlanta on the movie, which was due to begin filming in November.
Just a couple of weeks ago, the film’s director, Bassim Tariq, left the project, and now Marvel needs more time to find a new director and develop the movie more, with a source saying:
“They want to really get it right,”
Marvel is hoping to resume production in early 2023. Currently, “Blade” has a theatrical release date of November 3rd 2023, but it’s unlikely to hit that, due to filming restraints plus the amount of time required in post-production on special effects.
The film was originally announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con and will see Mahershala Ali play the vampire hunter, who has already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when he made a small voice-over cameo in the end credit scene in “Eternals”. “Blade” will also star Aaron Pierre and Delroy Lindo.
Production on the film has shifted on many occasions already, with Beau DeMayo, recently taking over writing duties on the movie.
This isn’t the first time “Blade” has been on the big screen, Wesley Snipes played the character in the 1998 movie, along with its two sequels. The character also had its own TV series.
What do you think of the delay to “Blade”?