It’s been revealed to us that Marvel Studios’ upcoming Blade movie release date has been delayed, but hopefully, it won’t be by too much time. The Blade film has been in all sorts of problems. However, it does sound as though many of the issues have finally been resolved.
It had been reported that the movie’s star, Mahershala Ali, was not happy with how the project was progressing. The movie’s script was reportedly a mess, and it sounds as though Marvel Studios has been revamping it somewhat.
The movie’s original director, Bassam Tariq, ended up leaving the project due to what was called “creative differences”. He was then replaced by Lovecraft Country Director and Executive Producer, Yann Demange.
Since they changed director, it sounds as though the project has been moving along a lot more smoothly. However, all of this turmoil behind the scenes has resulted in the movie’s release date being pushed back.
MCU’s Blade movie release date has been delayed
The Blade movie was slated for release in cinemas on September 6th, 2024. However, we’ve been informed by an inside source that Marvel Studios has been forced to push the movie’s release date back.
We were even informed that the film could be pushed into the following Phase. The movie was initially intended to be released in Phase 5. However, we’re hearing chatter that Marvel is contemplating releasing the movie in Phase 6.
This makes sense because Marvel really needs to get the first MCU Blade movie right. This will be the MCU’s first venture into the supernatural, and it’s also going to be quite different in tone compared to the other MCU movies we’ve seen so far.
It’ll be the first time that vampires will be introduced to the MCU, and we have it on very good authority that this film will be bloodier and more violent than any Marvel Studios project we’ve seen so far. That’s not too hard to achieve, but it’s good to hear that Marvel is taking Blade seriously.
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Moreover, we were 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.
“This will be Marvel’s bloodiest movie ever,” added our source, and I really hope that ends up being true. You can’t make a movie about a vampire hunter without there being blood and violence. It just wouldn’t work.
I know that you don’t have to make a movie R-rated in order for it to be good. However, given the source material, I have a feeling that Marvel is going to have to break its one rule: no R-rated movies.
We already know that Deadpool 3 is going to be R-rated, so why not make their upcoming Blade movie R-rated also? We did ask whether the film was going to be released with an R-rating in the United States. However, our source was not able to confirm whether that was going to be the case or not.
It sounds as though things are still very much up in the air as far as that aspect of the project is concerned.
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