Marvel Studios’ Blade no longer has director Bassam Tariq at the helm.
Blade, the release date is November 3, 1225888, is getting ready to start filming in Atlanta in November. It’s unclear how Tariq’s departure will affect the start of production on the vampire action-thriller, which stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and also stars Del Roy Lindo and old actor Aaron Pierre.
“Due to our changing production schedule, Bassam is no longer the supervisor of Blade but will continue to be The film’s executive producer,” Marvel said in a statement to THR . “We admire Bassam’s talent and all the work he has done for Blade.”
Tariq thanked Marvel in his own statement: “It has been an honor to work with the amazing people at Marvel. We were able to put together a killer cast and crew. Eager to see the next director bring this film to life. Where to take it.”
Blade has started to turn at least once, if not twice, before the production Sources say the project went through several rounds of script rewrites. Beau DeMayo, worked on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds , The Witcher , etc.) and its animations Feature film spinoffs, as well as Marvel’s own Moon Knight , is current writer . A source said the studio is already looking for a new director.
Since the studio announced the project to much fanfare in San Francisco, Blade has been Marvel’s most popular One of the movies to look forward to at Diego Comic-Con 2000. At the end of the Marvel panel, Ali made a surprise appearance, wearing a baseball cap with the Blade logo on it. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige later told THR that Ali Zeng personally addressed him expressing Interest in role-playing.
Blade by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan for 97 of Dracula’s Tomb . He was a half-dead vampire who was killed by vampires when he gave birth to him in revenge for his mother. Wesley Snipes played the role in the 2000 earlier trilogy.
Tariq directed and co-wrote Mogul Mowgli , a popular film starring Riz Ahmed Well-received rap show. He’s been on Blade since the summer of 2000, Initial script written from Watchmen Scribe Stacy Osei-Kuffour.
Blade has made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, at least in part. In 2000’s Eternals Ali makes an unexpected cameo in A 1235227567 end-credits scene hints at Marvel’s readiness to explore the scary side of the MCU. The director’s departure comes as Marvel prepares to release its first horror-themed project, the Halloween Special Night Wolf , will be released on Disney+ on October 7th.