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Production on ‘Blade’ Reportedly Pushed Back

Production on 'Blade' Reportedly Pushed Back

Blade is currently one of the most anticipated movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe pipeline, but it’s also one that many are nervous about. Will it be R-Rated or will Disney be too tame and make it family-friendly? Well, according to a recent report, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out.

Mahershala Ali helped announced the film at SDCC in 2019.

The upcoming reboot will once again focus on Eric Brooks/Blade, a dhampir who hunts vampires. Double Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali will be picking up the… blade, becoming the third actor to portray the fan-favourite character in live-action.

Wesley Snipes famously portrayed Blade in a trilogy of films produced by New Line Cinema from 1998-2004. In 2006, Kirk “Sticky” Jones took over the same version of the character in Spike TV’s Blade: The Series, although his run was short-lived as the series was cancelled after just one season.

Wesley Snipes in promo artwork for Blade II (2002).

The Cosmic Circus has reported that Blade’s filming start date has been delayed from July 4th, which will obviously affect its release date. According to Lizzie at TCC, the delays are mostly due to the lingering effects of COVID.

The film will now begin in October 2022 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, GA. The film will be directed by Bassam Tariq and will star Mahershala Ali, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray.