Entertainment NewsMarvel's Blade Reboot: An In-depth Look at What We Know So Far

Marvel’s Blade Reboot: An In-depth Look at What We Know So Far


Hey there fans! If you've been keeping up with the buzz around Marvel, you probably know there's a reboot in the works. It's been a long wait since the initial announcement at the 2019 Comic-Con. So, let's dive into everything we know so far about this highly anticipated addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Key Takeaways:
– Blade will be played by , replacing from previous film adaptations.
– Ali had a vocal cameo as Blade in Marvel's Eternals.
– The has seen multiple script rewrites and directorial changes, causing production delays.
is eyed for a fall 2024 start.
– The Blade reboot may become an R-rated film.

Mahershala Ali Takes the Blade

Mahershala Ali, an Oscar winner, will step into the boots of the vampire hunter, Blade. This isn't his first rodeo with Marvel, having played Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the Marvel/Netflix Luke Cage back in 2016. Interestingly, the day that show premiered, Ali expressed interest in playing Blade. Fast forward to now, and he's the new face of the character in the MCU.

Supporting Cast: Who's In?

Delroy Lindo is confirmed to be starring alongside Ali. On the other hand, Mia Goth, who was cast in early 2023, is rumored to play the enemy, Lilith. However, potential roles for other characters acknowledged by the insiders have faced script rewrites and might not make it into the final draft.

Writer Turbulence and Musical Chairs

The Blade reboot has endured a rocky journey with multiple scriptwriters and directors. The film could have started production in 2021, but script and creative issues delayed it, pushing the filming schedule to 2023. The strikes by writers and actors further exacerbated the situation. As of now, Eric Pearson is handling the script, but there's no confirmed director for the film.

Rating: R-Rated Marvel Film?

Former director Yann Demange got Marvel's approval to produce an R-rated film. He was enthusiastic about unveiling Ali's ruthless side. Now with Demange out of the picture, we're unsure if the R rating will still stick.

Potential Story Details

Though not confirmed, the Blade reboot might Lilith going after Blade's daughter's blood to create an army of Daywalkers. The Ebony Blade, seen in Eternals, is predicted to be key to this plot. For now, filming is set to begin in late 2024, with a projected theatrical release date of November 7, 2025.

In a nutshell, the Blade reboot has had its fair share of hurdles. From script reworks to director changes and multiple launch delays, it's had quite the journey. Regardless, Blade fans can eagerly await the release, especially with the talented Mahershala Ali leading the stellar cast. Check back often, as we'll keep you updated with all the latest Blade news!

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Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.


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