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Blade is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name.[3] A reboot of the Blade franchise, it will be an installment of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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In 2011, the rights to the character Blade were reverted back to Marvel.[8]

On October 11, 2016, Kevin Feige expressed interest in eventually introducing Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stating: "He’s a really fun character. We think this movie going into a different side of the universe would have the potential to have him pop up, but between the movies, the Netflix shows, the ABC shows there are so many opportunities for the character to pop up as you’re now seeing with Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.."[9]

On June 26, 2017, Feige again expressed interest in using Blade in the MCU stating: "We think it would be cool. Someday.".[10]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Feige announced that a film about Blade was in development and that Mahershala Ali would play the title character.[3]

On October 1, 2020, Mahershala Ali revealed in an interview on The Tight Rope podcast that when he first approached Marvel about playing Blade, they were considering rebooting the character in a television series rather than a film and that it took "a couple of years" for them to come to a conclusion and cast him in the film.[11]

On October 23, 2020, it was reported that Marvel Studios was searching for the writers for the film.[12]

On February 5, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Stacy Osei-Kuffour had been tapped to pen the film's script.[2]

On March 1, 2021, it was reported that that the film would begin production in September and was expected to wrap in December in Atlanta.[13]

On May 5, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film's production had pushed back from its initial start date to July 2022, so that Marvel Studios could spend time working on the the film's script.[14]

On July 19, 2021, Deadline reported that Bassam Tariq was in talks to direct the film.[1]

On September 1, 2021, Bassam Tariq revealed that he would be directing the film.[15]

On November 19, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Delroy Lindo had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[4]

On January 7, 2022, it was reported that the film was expected to begin production in August and wrap by December.[16]

On February 22, 2022, Deadline reported that Aaron Pierre had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[5]

On April 27, 2022, it was reported that the working title of the film was "Perfect Imprints".[17]

On June 2, 2022, it was reported that Damián García had joined the film as the cinematographer.[18]

On June 6, 2022, it was revealed that the film was scheduled to start production on July 4 in Atlanta and New Orleans.[19]

On June 23, 2022, it was reported that Milan Ray joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed key role.[6]

On June 27, 2022, it was reported that the filming start date had been delayed to October 2022.[20]



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  2. 2.0 2.1 Marvel's 'Blade' Movie Finds Its Writer in 'Watchmen' Scrible (Exclusive)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mahershala Ali to Star in 'Blade' Reboot for Marvel
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Blade': Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios' Vampire Adventure (Exclusive)
  5. 5.0 5.1 ‘Blade’: Aaron Pierre Joins Mahershala Ali In Marvel’s New Pic Centered On The Vampire Hunter
  6. 6.0 6.1 Marvel's Blade Reboot: Actress Milan Ray Cast as Key Character
  7. Marvel Studios VFX Supervisor Teases Black Knight's Appearance in Blade
  8. Marvel Regained Rights to Blade, Planning Film or TV Series
  9. Stop Speculating: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Says Nothing ’Imminent’ On ’Blade’
  11. Mahershala Ali on Becoming Blade, Winning Oscars, and Discovering Islam
  12. Hollywood Agents Navigate New Complexities of Balancing the Demand for Diverse Voices and Artistic Freedom
  13. Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Set to Start Production Later This Year
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  15. Bassam Tariq Talks ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ Working With Riz Ahmed & Directing The ‘Blade’ Reboot
  16. Marvel Studios ‘Blade’ Looks to Be Building a Vampire Hunting Team
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  18. REPORT: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Cinematographer Joins Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’
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  20. Exclusive: Blade Shoot Start Pushed Back to Fall 2022

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