BREAKING: Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Put On Indefinite Pause As Result Of #WGAStrike

This just in: Marvel’s highly anticipated Blade revamp has been put on an indefinite hold due to the ongoing WGA strike.

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which alleges that the film went on pause this afternoon.

Just last week True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto joined the project to rework the script. THR says that “time simply ran out” before the scribe could even begin to work on the film. Marvel reportedly has every intention of resuming work on the project if and whenever the strike concludes.

Ironically, this is not the first time the project has shut down. Just weeks before it was to start filming this past fall, production was halted due to creative differences between Marvel and original director Bassam Tariq.

Lovecraft Country‘s Yann Demange has since taken the reigns.

Mahershala Ali is still on board as the titular character, who was famously played by Wesley Snipes in the 2000’s trilogy. Aaron Pierre, Delroy Lindo, are also still attached to star in currently unknown roles. We got to hear Ali’s Blade in a post-credit scene in 2021’s Eternals.

Blade was scheduled to hit theaters on September 6, 2024. With this new delay, it’s unclear if it will still make that date.


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