Marvel’s Blade Reboot was announced in the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con with the reveal of who would take on the new Daywalker would be, Mahershala Ali. Marv Wolfman, the comic book writer, and co-creator of Blade wrote in a recent Facebook post that Blade will be arriving next year.
Marv Wolfman shared on Facebook his celebration of the various films and series adaptations of comic books. Wolfman says he is excited for the upcoming Zach Snyder's Justice League and shared how it mirrors the comic books where it is based. What thrilled the fans more is his statement, “next year Blade,” indicating that the film would be arriving in 2022.
Marvel’s Blade is about the Daywalker who hunts vampires hunting the undead who have long preyed on humanity. A half-human, half-vampire from his tragic birth, Eric Brooks, or more commonly known as Blade, has supernatural abilities of immunity to vampire bites and a longer lifespan due to his regenerative healing. Blade also developed super strength and agility from his vampiric origins.
Recently, Blade scored its writer after a long and meticulous search as to who would pen the reboot of Blade. Stacy Osei-Kuffour was selected and she would be the first Black female scribe to ever write for a Marvel film. To date, only Mahershala Ali’s name is linked to the film reboot.
Kevin Feige recently said that, despite Blade being inherently dark as a character, it would most likely be a PG-13 film for younger fans.
If and when Blade would be released in 2022, it would be premiering in between Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2. The plot and details are still in the shadows but it was recently reported that Blade could begin production soon. With the ongoing global pandemic, it has been a challenge to produce films and series but Marvel is taking on the project seriously, trying to keep the present timeline firm.
Marvel’s Blade starring Mahershala Ali is slated for release in 2022.