Marvel’s new release schedule has pushed back the release of four MCU films. One of the delayed films is that of Mahershala Ali Blade. Kevin Feige announced Blade at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and also revealed that Mahershala Ali will star as Marvel’s daytime walker in the film. The actor was also featured in the post-credits scene of Eternals. It’s been three years since the studio announced it, but there’s still no progress on the film.
Recently, Bassam Tariq, the director of the film, left the project due to a scheduling conflict. His departure from the film also revealed that the film’s script is not yet complete and its filming is continually delayed. The Moonlight The star is also not happy with the film’s developments.
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Mahershala Ali Leaving Blade Would Be A Blow To Marvel
Latest updates have revealed that the studio has decided to shut down the project for the time being. The studio is still looking for a new director and plans to work on the script for the film.
Meanwhile, an industry expert advised Mahershala Ali to quit the role of Blade and should try to be Magneto for the next x-men film. The green book The star was frustrated with the film’s slow progress, and that frustration may have gotten worse with the latest update.
The Oscar-winning actor is considered perfect for the role of the vampire hunter. So it would be a blow to the studio if they decided to leave the project in the middle of everything.
However, there is no such possibility as the studio would not want another departure from the film. The Card castle the actor succeeds Wesley Snipes, who played the role from 1998 to 2004 in the Blade trilogy.
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Marvel announces new release schedule
Marvel has announced a new release schedule, which will shift the release date of four films in the multiverse saga. These films include Blade, Deadpool 3, Fantastic Fourand Avengers: Secret Wars.
According to the new schedule, Blade is shifted to September 6, 2024 from November 3, 2023. Some even believe that the delays in the production of Blade caused the studio to change the release schedule for other films.
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film for Blade was supposed to start in July this year, which was postponed to November. Several reports claimed that the lead actor was frustrated with the film’s slow progress.
Earlier, an insider revealed that the script was only 90 pages long and only included two lackluster action sequences. It’s also been reported that Kevin Feige is too busy with other Marvel projects to help out. Blade.
Now that the studio has pushed back the film’s release, fans will have to wait a little longer to see Mahershala Ali in Blade. However, the delay may cause the studio to focus seriously on the film and deliver the best results to the fans as they now have more time for its production.
According to the new schedule, Blade will be released on September 6, 2024.