news culture Blade: The filming of the reboot in the MCU will begin!
The reboot of Blade by Marvel and Disney accelerates its production! After several months teasing the return of the character, revealing the cast, and hinting that the film could be one of the most important of the MCU’s Phase IV, the serious things are about to begin.
Trailer of the 4K version of the film Blade from 1998
This time, Wesley Snipes, who would like to find the role if the opportunity arises, is not there. To give a facelift to the license and integrate it into the MCU, Marvel chose Mahershala Ali. The latter will therefore become Eric Brooks, who was heard in The Eternals a few months ago, a sign of his upcoming return.
Casting, start of filming, release window… we take stock
The actor, known for Hunger Games, True Detective, House of Cards and his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in MoonlightMahershala Ali will notably be accompanied by Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and probably Milan Ray according to The Directwhich will give life to the film by Bassam Tariq, whose screenplay was written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen).
Besides, the movie set to begin filming on July 4 according to Production Lists, that is next Monday. For now, the film’s story, its ties to the MCU, and the roles of certain actors are still mysterious. Similarly, no release window has been announced. Some rumors point to a release in 2024, but nothing can be sure at the moment.
Bring Blade back and integrate him into the MCU, a complex organization
If you are interested in the character of Blade, you surely know that three films are already available, with Wesley Snipes in the title role. Directed by Sephen Norrington, Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer between 1998 and 2004, these feature films were also entitled to a pretty decent reception. But like many Marvel movies of that era, they were made on their own and there was no not necessarily a link with the other superhero adventures.
Four years after the third Blade movie, the MCU was launched with Iron Man, and a huge amount of resources have been directed to this project, which is ongoing. And to integrate Blade into the MCU, it was therefore necessary to go through a reboot, which makes the vampire hunter’s presence consistent with the rest. That’s why we heard it in The Eternalsand that he will appear in a new episode Werewolf by Night Halloween Special on Disney+.