Since it was announced at 2019s Comic-Con there hasn’t been too many developments on Marvel Studios Blade reboot. That was until yesterday anyway.
Yesterday saw the announcement that Marvel Studios have hired the writer for its reboot of the successful 90’s Superhero/Vampire flick. Stacy Osei-Kuffou who penned episodes of the Watchmen series will write the script for the movie. Well, we have now received news that the highly anticipated project has been given a new working title, Blade, The Vampire Slayer.
The new title, which reminds us of another popular Vampire Hunter, has obviously been used to differentiate between this version and the popular Wesley Snipes trilogy.
While there is not much known about the project, Oscar-winning actor, Mahershala Ali is the only actor attached to the project to date. Earlier this year, the star explained what it was that drew him to the role:
Since they were having conversations about bringing it back into being, I just wanted to be considered for it because I had definitely a connection, at least in my mind, to Wesley Snipes going back to high school. I just brought it up as someone who really wanted to take on that [Blade] role and tackle that…I love that it’s darker,” he continued. “That’s all in terms of tone. He’s a little bit darker than some of the other ones and so that element was attractive to me.
There is as yet, no confirmed release date for Blade, The Vampire Slayer but it is thought we may see it hit theatres 2022.