According to our sources, the film was a ‘hot mess’, and people involved in the project were getting somewhat annoyed by the whole process.
It was reported that Mahershala Ali – the movie’s star – was getting very irritated with how poorly the film was developing. The script was reportedly a mess, with only two action sequences, and then the movie’s director, Bassam Tariq, left the project.
Interestingly enough, we were informed that he was sacked from the project. However, we weren’t able to confirm that information from more than one source, so I’m not really able to say whether that is true or not.
MCU’s Blade movie is back on track!
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We’ve been informed that the change of director has been a welcome one, and that Demange and Ali are very much seeing “eye to eye” with where this project should go and the overall tone of the movie.
One of our sources added that “Yann [Demange] and Mahershala have a much better working relationship and understanding,” which is very good to hear.
We were informed by a source that the movie “has been in all sorts of problems, but it’ll still be made.” They added that “there is light at the end of the tunnel now. It’s in a much better place now.”
Another source then added that the “script is looking a lot better” and that it features “more action” and “more intrigue.” This is all very good to hear because I have been apprehensive about this MCU movie as a fan of the Blade character.
It would be awful if Marvel Studios messed up the character’s first outing in the MCU. The last two Blade movies starring Wesley Snipes as the Vampire-hunting ‘Daywalker’ were relatively poor.
The last Blade movie, Blade: Trinity, was bad (there’s no other way to say it), and there have been many stories about the antics that went on on set and how the whole cast hated the movie’s script.
The final product ended up being flawed, and I don’t want that to happen with this new Blade movie.
Mahershala Ali is happy with how the project is going
As far as Mahershala Ali is concerned, he’s “actively involved” in the project, and we were informed that “spirits are up”. So everybody’s in a much better place as far as the Blade MCU movie is concerned.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that it all works out because I do believe that this Marvel project is essential for the future and the longevity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’ll mark Marvel Studios’ first real foray into the supernatural and will be a more violent offering from the studio. It has to be in order to really do the character justice.
There will have to be a lot of blood and quite a bit of violence in this movie. There’s no way around it.
We did ask whether the script includes that sort of stuff, and we were informed that it does. “This will be Marvel’s bloodiest movie ever,” said a source, and I really hope that ends up being true.
The MCU’s Blade movie is currently slated for release in cinemas on September 6th, 2024. However, I have it on good authority that the date will have to be pushed back due to all the turmoil surrounding the film’s development.
I was even told that it might end up being pushed into the MCU’s Phase 6. It was originally intended to be released in Phase 5, but it looks like Marvel’s been forced to alter its plans as far as Blade is concerned.
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