Upcoming Marvel’s Blade Reboot Title:
There has been an exciting update regarding one of your favorite Marvel characters. That is right, we are talking about Blade, the ruthless vampire hunter, and earlier today it was revealed that Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a member of the award-winning Watchmen writer’s room, has been tapped to pen the script for the reboot of the said character. Yes, it is officially happening.
The Hollywood Reporter brought the news to the world with another minor update on the film, claiming that the title for the movie is not just Blade but will be Blade, the Vampire Slayer. ComicBook.com has reached out to Marvel for clarification on the title for the movie and will update this article if we hear anything after publication. News that the film’s title is reported “Blade, the Vampire Slayer” has some Marvel fans stoked about it and others questioning why Marvel would potentially confuse audiences with a title so close to Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s worth noting that the larger Walt Disney Company owns the rights to the Buffy film and series after acquiring 20th Century Fox, but it seems unlikely that there’s an actual connection between the two, after all, there’s a comma in this one.
Though the movie was a hit and arguably kick-started Hollywood’s craze with comic book movies after its premiere in 1998, Marvel Studios is in the unique position to continue rebooting properties that audiences are familiar with but which are now situated in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universes. Plus, in the recent episode of WandaVision, we know now that the multiverse theory is pretty much correct, and anything can happen from this moment on. This means the MCU is not the same anymore. They did this previously with Spider-Man and will do it again with Blade, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four.
“Since they were having conversations about bringing it back into being, I just wanted to be considered for it because I had definitely a connection, at least in my mind, to Wesley Snipes going back to high school,” Ali previously told The Tight Rope. “I just brought it up as someone who really wanted to take on that [Blade] role and tackle that…I love that it’s darker. That’s all in terms of tone. He’s a little bit darker than some of the other ones and so that element was attractive to me.” Two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali will take on the titular role in the film, with today’s news revealing that he was part of the hiring process that selected Osei-Kuffour as the screenwriter for the project. For now, the studio will look to hire a director to board the project as it moves further into development.
With the team already undergoing development, we can expect the movie to hit the floors in the next few years. Well, we believe that the reboot will be nothing like we’ve ever seen as Marvel has developed and changed a lot in the past couple of years. What do you think about the reboot?