Marvel's Blade Loses Director Yann Demange Amid Massive Delays

Mahershala Ali as Vector in Alita: Battle Angel
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Mahershala Ali as Vector in Alita: Battle Angel
Credit: 20th Century Fox

The MCU reboot of Blade has suffered another setback as it lost its director again amid the massive delays.

The project was first announced by Marvel Studios in 2019 with Mahershala Ali set to play the iconic vampire hunter. However, since then, it failed to move past the development process due to numerous behind-the-scenes changes.

With the lack of production updates despite the scheduled 2025 theatrical release, fans are still wondering whether the project will still happen and now it looks like it is extending its delay once again.

Director Yann Demange Exits Blade MCU Reboot

A recent report confirmed that Yann Demange has exited as the director of the long-gestated Blade MCU reboot.

He parted ways with Marvel Studios a while ago, but it was entirely amicable. The search for the new director is now underway. Ali is still attached to star.

This is the second time that Blade lost its director. Bassam Tariq was first hired to helm the project before he exited in late 2022 and Demange took over the job.

An insider cited in the report stated that getting Blade right is "much more important than getting the film out." Marvel Studios' recent new strategy to lessen its output gives them breathing room to work on the project smoothly.

Black Widow writer Eric Pearson is working on the latest draft of the screenplay. It is also likely that the release date will be delayed again as production is no longer expected to occur this year following Demange's exit.

This is another disappointing update for the film since fans have been looking forward to seeing the vampire hunter's MCU debut, and now they have to wait longer again for the project to come to fruition.

Hopefully, Marvel Studios will be able to find a new director soon, and this time around, the vision between the potential filmmaker and the executives will be properly aligned and avoid any new setbacks.

For now, let's wait and see which new filmmaker Marvel Studios will tap to take over the project and whether it will avoid another massive delay with its new direction.

Blade is still scheduled for release in theaters on November 7, 2025.

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