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Blade is an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. A reboot of the Blade franchise, it is the thirty-eighth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is set to be released on November 7, 2025.[3]

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In July 2011, Joe Quesada revealed that Marvel Studios had regained the Blade film rights.[8]

On October 11, 2016, Kevin Feige expressed his 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, Kevin Feige again expressed his 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, Kevin Feige announced that a Blade film was in development and that Mahershala Ali would portray the title character.[11]

On October 1, 2020, in an interview on the podcast The Tight Rope, Mahershala Ali revealed that when he first approached Marvel Studios 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.[12]

On October 23, 2020, it was reported that Marvel Studios was searching for the writers for the film.[13]

On February 5, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Stacy Osei-Kuffour had been tapped to pen the film's script.[14]

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.[15]

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 film's script.[16]

On July 19, 2021, Deadline reported that Bassam Tariq was in talks to direct the film.[17]

On September 1, 2021, Bassam Tariq confirmed that he would be directing the film.[18]

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

On January 7, 2022, it was reported that the film was expected to begin production in August and wrap by December.[20]

On February 22, 2022, Deadline reported that Aaron Pierre had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[21]

On April 27, 2022, it was reported that the working title of the film was "Perfect Imprints".[22]

On June 2, 2022, it was reported that Damián García had joined the film as the cinematographer.[23]

On June 6, 2022, it was revealed that the film was scheduled to start production on July 4 in Atlanta and New Orleans.[24]

On June 23, 2022, it was reported that Milan Ray had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed key role.[5]

On June 27, 2022, it was reported that the film's production had been pushed back from its July 4 start date to October.[25]

On July 23, 2022, at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Kevin Feige announced that the film would be released on November 3, 2023.[26]

On September 21, 2022, it was reported that the film was scheduled to start production on October 5 and wrap on January 28, 2023.[27]

On September 27, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Bassam Tariq had stepped down as the director of the film due to shifts in the film's production schedule, but that he would remain on the film as an executive producer. It was also reported that Beau DeMayo had joined the film as a writer and that he had written the film's most recent script.[28]

On October 11, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the production of the film would be shut down temporarily while Marvel Studios searched for a new director for the film and that the film would resume production in early 2023.[29] That same day, it was announced that the film had been pushed back from its initial release date to September 6, 2024.[30]

On November 21, 2022, Deadline reported that Yann Demange would be directing the film. It was also reported that Michael Starrbury would be writing the film's new script.[31]

On March 7, 2023, it was reported that Matthew Libatique had joined the film as the cinematographer, replacing Damián García.[32]

On March 15, 2023, it was reported that the film was scheduled to begin production in May.[33]

On April 12, 2023, Deadline reported that Mia Goth had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[6]

On April 28, 2023, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Nic Pizzolatto had joined the film as a writer and that he would co-write the film's script.[34]

On May 5, 2023, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the production of the film would be shut down due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike and that the film would resume production after the strike was resolved.[35]

On June 13, 2023, it was announced that the film had been pushed back from its September 6, 2024 release date to February 14, 2025.[36]

On November 1, 2023, Variety reported that Michael Green would be writing the film's new script from scratch.[1]

On November 6, 2023, in an interview with Deadline, Yann Demange revealed that film would now be rated R stating: "They gave me the R, which is so important."[37]

On November 9, 2023, it was announced that the film had been pushed back from its February 14, 2025 release date to November 7, 2025.[3]

On March 17, 2024, Aaron Pierre revealed to Variety that he was no longer attached to Blade after the project "evolved".[38]

On June 12, 2024, Deadline reported that Yann Demange was no longer attached to direct the project, but that Eric Pearson has joined as a writer.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Crisis at Marvel: Jonathan Majors Back-Up Plans, ‘The Marvels’ Reshoots, Reviving Original Avengers and More Issues Revealed
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yann Demange Exits As ‘Blade’ Director
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Marvel Studios Updates Theatrical Release Schedule
  4. Mahershala Ali was “Directly Involved” in Marvel Hiring First Black Female Writer for Blade Reboot
  5. 5.0 5.1 Marvel's Blade Reboot: Actress Milan Ray Cast as Key Character
  6. 6.0 6.1 ‘Blade’: Mia Goth Joins Mahershala Ali In Marvel Pic
  7. Marvel Studios VFX Supervisor Teases Black Knight's Appearance in Blade
  8. CCI: Marvel's Cup O' Joe
  9. Stop Speculating: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Says Nothing ’Imminent’ On ’Blade’
  10. EXCLUSIVE: MARVEL'S KEVIN FEIGE SAYS BLADE WILL RETURN SOMEDAY
  11. SDCC 2019: Marvel Studios' 'Blade' Announced starring Mahershala Ali
  12. Mahershala Ali on Becoming Blade, Winning Oscars, and Discovering Islam
  13. Hollywood Agents Navigate New Complexities of Balancing the Demand for Diverse Voices and Artistic Freedom
  14. Marvel's 'Blade' Movie Finds Its Writer in 'Watchmen' Scrible (Exclusive)
  15. Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Set to Start Production Later This Year
  16. Behind Warner Bros.’ Search for a Black Superman
  17. ‘Blade’: ‘Mogul Mowgli’ Helmer Bassam Tariq Is Marvel’s Choice To Direct New Film Starring Mahershala Ali As Iconic Vampire Hunter
  18. Bassam Tariq Talks ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ Working With Riz Ahmed & Directing The ‘Blade’ Reboot
  19. 'Blade': Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios' Vampire Adventure (Exclusive)
  20. Marvel Studios ‘Blade’ Looks to Be Building a Vampire Hunting Team
  21. ‘Blade’: Aaron Pierre Joins Mahershala Ali In Marvel’s New Pic Centered On The Vampire Hunter
  22. Exclusive: Blade Production Company and Working Title Revealed
  23. REPORT: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Cinematographer Joins Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’
  24. Blade - Production List
  25. Exclusive: Blade Shoot Start Pushed Back to Fall 2022
  26. SDCC 2022: Marvel Studios' 'Blade' Release Date Announced
  27. 2022 Film And High End TV Productions Shooting Globally Latest Updates
  28. Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Loses Director Bassam Tariq (Exclusive)
  29. Marvel Studios Pauses ‘Blade’ Movie Amid Search for New Director (Exclusive)
  30. Marvel Studios Updates Theatrical Release Schedule
  31. ‘Blade’: Yann Demange Steps In As Director On Marvel Film, Michael Starrbury To Write Script
  32. Exclusive: Matthew Libatique is Cinematographer for ‘Blade’
  33. What’s filming in Georgia in March 2023?
  34. Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Nabs ‘True Detective’ Creator Nic Pizzolatto for Writing Duties (Exclusive)
  35. Marvel Hits Pause on 'Blade' Due To Writers Strike (Exclusive)
  36. Marvel Studios Announces Updates to Theatrical Release Schedule
  37. How New Short Film ‘Dammi’ Eased Pain, Shame & Tribal Search For ‘Blade’ Director Yann Demange
  38. Aaron Pierre Says He’s Not Attached to Marvel’s ‘Blade’: ‘As the Project Evolved, I’m No Longer Part of That’

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