Once Marvel has its vision on track, there’s no stopping the production line. However, the Blade the reboot that has remained a top priority on the studio’s slate of potential movies now appears to be more problematic than its value. After overcoming many hurdles and managing to dodge a few, the film was finally coming to its final turn when director Bassam Tariq called it quits just weeks before filming began.
With an entirely new perspective and a grain of salt, audiences watch as Marvel begins its search for another director while preparing to rewrite the entire script from scratch. As the drama unfolds, a look inside an older version of the script provides insight into Marvel’s take on what they want from Blade.
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mcu Blade Reboot: Period drama or slash horror movie?
Of all the exciting possibilities awaiting the next phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the reboot of the walking human-vampire hybrid assassin is one of the most anticipated. The Mahershala Ali with Blade is not the first day-walker among the crowd of the mainstream universe. Wesley Snipes had the honor of bringing the comic book character to live-action cinemas in 1999. The greatness that followed the slash horror visuals of the early 2000s and the incredible blends of light and sound of the era make the trilogy one of the most underrated cult classics. productions released by Marvel Studios.
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However, the modern-era Blade with action footage captured in 4K is unlikely to surpass the already big-budget productions Marvel is known for. The script originally submitted for the Blade the reboot then planned to go back further than 1999. The MCU film was designed as an ambitious piece spanning an entire century in its 2-hour narrative, beginning in the late 1920s. The film which would then project itself as a piece period would carry the saga of Eric Brooks from his birth in a London brothel to his journey of annihilating all vampires in existence over the decades that followed.
The storyline sought to delve into the powerful narrative of Blade’s formative years, and as such would be integral to his clash with some of the most iconic and fearsome villains like Dracula. It would also set up in Blade’s first encounters with European vampires before the vampire hunter went global in his mission. The character’s foray into the 21st century as seen in the Eternals the post-credits would make him a prolifically experienced hunter living in the underbelly of MCU history dating back 100 years in the past and would have been a great introduction worthy of a hunter of his caliber.
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The current status of Mahershala Ali Blade Script
After the fiasco with Bassam Tariq, rumor has it that Marvel is turning to Elegance Bratton to lead the project. Although this is a rumor at this point, reports with links to insider sources claim the low-key director has a strong chance of getting the job at Blade HQ. The duty of a rewritten script now falls to Beau DeMayo who is already becoming a Marvel staple with a finger in every pie including Moon Knight and X-Men ’97.
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Although previous writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour was a legend in her own right, the storyline seemed unrealistic for a legitimate takeoff. Mahershala Ali’s dissatisfaction with the writing also contributes to speculation about creative differences, while Marvel also seems to be considering a change in direction. Perhaps a period thriller jumping back in time to the past 100 years with Blade fighting his way out of vampire nests wasn’t what Marvel was looking for in their film.
Due to unwarranted disputes resulting from a lack of director and/or script, Marvel has pushed back the reboot film’s premiere dates from November 2023 to September 2024, with production expected to begin in the summer of next year. .
Source: The Illuminati