We now have been prepared a really, really, really very very long time for this movie nonetheless the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming Blade film is lastly on the horizon. Marvel employed Watchmen creator Stacy Osei-Kuffour to pen the first draft for the reboot film which will lastly carry the enduring vampire hunter into the MCU fold. As for the director, Marvel first launched Bassam Tariq on board to helm the enterprise. Tariq is possibly best acknowledged for his work on Mogul Mowgli. Sadly, the film hit a major snag when Tariq parted strategies with the enterprise.
The model new Blade movie was first launched in July 2019 all through San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige launched the film and confirmed that it’d star multiple-Oscar winner Mahershala Ali inside the lead place.
The distinctive Blade trilogy starring Wesley Snipes was massively frequent (even when it wasn’t always successful with critics). The movies helped carry Marvel’s vampire hero into the daylight and boosted his recognition, at a time when the MCU didn’t even appear to be a distant threat. It moreover spawned a short-lived TV sequence.
All eyes are going to be on the model new reboot when it comes out and fingers crossed, it seems choose it will be properly definitely worth the watch. It’s nonetheless early days with the film and by no means loads is believed regarding the enterprise nonetheless we do have a lot of key particulars to share regarding the upcoming MCU movie. So we’ve put collectively all of the issues everyone knows regarding the new Blade movie up to now, from the plot and casting particulars to updates on filming and launch dates.
What Is the New Blade Movie’s Title?
There have been some rumors on-line that the movie could be often called Blade, the Vampire Slayer. Nevertheless this isn’t one factor that has been launched and considering how associated that sounds to Buffy, it seems really unlikely that that’s the route Marvel needs to go in. In the mean time, it seems similar to the movie will merely be often called Blade similar to the 1998 Wesley Snipes film.
When Is the New Blade Movie’s Launch Date?
Furthermore the filming exchange, Marvel’s SDCC 2022 panel moreover revealed that Blade would arrive in theaters on November 3, 2023, merely after Halloween. However after the film misplaced its director, the film was pushed once more 9 months to September 6, 2024. That’s nonetheless some time away, nonetheless the studio has been planning this reboot since all one of the simplest ways once more in 2013, so what’s a bit longer, correct? And each time it lastly will get to theaters, it does appear to be the model new Blade could be one hell of a movie.
Who Is Throughout the New Blade Movie Solid?
Mahershala Ali was the first actor confirmed to be on the model new Blade movie’s cast. Since then, we have now had some attention-grabbing casting bulletins. Award-winning actor Delroy Lindo, who starred alongside the late Chadwick Boseman inside the Spike Lee joint Da 5 Bloods, has been cast inside the movie in an undisclosed place. Lindo will be acknowledged for his work on The Cider Dwelling Tips, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Netflix’s The Harder They Fall. In a single different unrevealed place, we now have Aaron Pierre moreover turning into a member of the cast. Pierre is best acknowledged for his roles in Krypton and The Underground Railroad, along with the M. Night Shyamalan movie Earlier. There have moreover been rumors that The Boys star Antony Starr could play Dracula inside the movie nonetheless whereas that positively seems like an attention-grabbing deal with the character, it hasn’t been confirmed however.
How Does the New Blade Movie Match Into the MCU Timeline?
After the model new Blade movie’s announcement all through SDCC 2019, Kevin Feige confirmed to Collider’s private Steve Weintraub that the upcoming vampire flick will be part of Half 5, not Half 4. So which means the movie will likely occur after the multiverse-shaking events of Doctor Uncommon 2 and the alternative essential changes which might make sure to happen in films like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Unbelievable 4. That is besides they decide to set Blade sometime beforehand. In any case, that was the strategy Marvel took with Black Widow and Captain Marvel.
Considering how early we’re inside the manufacturing course of, it’s nonetheless doable that the movie could end up releasing as part of Half 4. If that’s the case, it’d nonetheless be after Doctor Uncommon 2 nonetheless that’s nearly all we’re capable of say for optimistic. There’s been no affirmation on this, nonetheless we’ll most definitely get some official phrase on the model new Blade’s setting and timeline as a result of the film will get nearer to manufacturing.
When Is the New Blade Movie Filming?
The model new Blade movie was scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in October 2022. This was launched by Kevin Feige all through San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Filming is anticipated to occur at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Totally different areas for the shoot will reportedly embrace New Orleans, Cleveland, Ohio, and Morocco.
Now, there could nonetheless be some shifts inside the schedule. Working instance, it was initially reported that the film would start manufacturing in late 2021. Nevertheless in step with THR, the date was pushed after Stacy Osei-Kuffour was launched on board so that the studio could spend some time working collectively along with her on the script. Nevertheless that talked about, besides one factor really essential rocks the boat, it does appear to be the movie will proceed on its current schedule.
After Bassam Tariq stepped away from the director’s chair, filming was positioned on keep, as Marvel Studios didn’t want to rush into discovering a model new director. Beau DeMayo, who is not any stranger to the MCU, having written Episode 3 of Moon Knight, was moreover launched in to rewrite the script, taking up from Stacy Osei-Kuffour.
What Is the New Blade Movie’s Plot?
As we have now already talked about, just a few particulars regarding the new Blade movie are acknowledged and there hasn’t been any info on the plot. Hopefully, we’ll most definitely get a synopsis or some particulars on the movie’s story as we get nearer to the start of filming. Actually, we do know the character’s comic e book origin story, which may presumably be the premise for the upcoming movie.
Blade’s mother was attacked by a vampire when she was pregnant with him. After going into labor, the girl died nonetheless gave supply to a novel half-human half-vampire baby who was named Eric Brooks. As quickly as he grew up, Eric took up the determine “Blade” and commenced to utilize his abilities as a Daywalker to hunt out completely different vampires.
Considering it has been over twenty years as a result of the primary Blade movie received right here out, the model new film could give a recap of this origin story so that new followers can hold inside the loop. Nevertheless it is merely as doable that the MCU could skip over the origins and get correct into the meat of the story. Another option will be to introduce Blade in an earlier movie after which use his solo film as a technique of further exploring the character. This methodology labored with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and there’s no motive to suppose it might not work for Blade.
In any case, the reboot shouldn’t be going to be too concerned with sticking to the comics canon. Not lower than, that’s what former director Bassam Tariq has talked about up to now. Speaking in an interview with Gizmodo, Tariq had this to say on the topic:
“What’s so good is it’s not as boxed in as I really feel people give it some thought to be, which I believed it was. Nevertheless it’s pretty thrilling, and I really feel the very fact is there is not a Blade canon. In some comics, his determine is Fred H. Blade, you understand, as an alternative of Eric Brooks. Sadly, the runs certainly not lasted that prolonged, and there have been some attention-grabbing and thrilling waves. Nevertheless I can say [the new movie is] character first.”