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Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Finds New Director With ‘Lovecraft Country’ Helmer Yann Demange

Marvel Studios’ Blade is being unsheathed once more, this time with a whole new creative team. Yann Demange, who directed the pilot of HBO’s boundary-pushing horror series Lovecraft Country, has come aboard to helm the vampire action thriller that still has Mahershala Ali attached to star. Meanwhile, Michael Starrbury, who earned an Emmy nomination for […]

Marvel Studios Pauses ‘Blade’ Movie Amid Search for New Director (Exclusive) 

Marvel Studios is going to take some extra time to sharpen its Blade feature project. In the wake of parting ways with director Bassam Tariq two weeks ago, the studio is pressing pause on the vampire adventure thriller that is to star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. Marvel is temporarily shutting down production-related activities in Atlanta, […]

Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Loses Director Bassam Tariq (Exclusive)

Marvel Studios’ Blade will no longer have director Bassam Tariq at the helm. Blade, which has a release date of Nov. 3, 2023, was gearing up to begin shooting in November in Atlanta. It is unclear how Tariq’s departure will impact the production start of the vampire action-thriller, which has Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in […]

Mahershala Ali Says He Was “Losing Sleep” Over Blade Voice Cameo in ‘The Eternals’

Mahershala Ali says he’s embracing the pressure and responsibility of playing Blade in the MCU but that how his character debuts in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals did cause him a little extra anxiety. Appearing on The Late Show to discuss his new Apple movie Swan Song, Ali touched on bringing his version of Blade to life […]

‘Blade’: Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Vampire Adventure (Exclusive)

Delroy Lindo, currently shooting up bad guys in The Harder They Fall, is in final negotiations to join Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Blade. Bassam Tariq, known for directing the rap drama Mogul Mowgli, is in the director’s chair for the vampire-centric adventure-thriller, with Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who worked on HBO’s acclaimed Watchmen series, behind the keyboard on […]

‘Blade’ Writer Breaks Silence on That Wesley Snipes Strangulation Rumor

Among the many topics addressed by writer-producer-director David S. Goyer in The Hollywood Reporter‘s deep-dive career retrospective interview published Thursday is that whole Wesley Snipes fight rumor. The backstory: In 2012, Patton Oswalt (yes, he’s in this story too — didn’t see that coming, right?) told The AV Club about his experience working on the […]

Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Enlisting ‘Mogul Mowgli’ Director Bassam Tariq

Marvel Studios’ Blade is zeroing in on a director. Bassam Tariq is in early talks helm the feature project, capping off a search that began in fall 2020. Tariq is known for directing the rap drama Mogul Mowgli, which he also co-wrote with star Riz Ahmed. Marvel declined to comment. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is […]