It looks like today is a day of both good news and bad news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the former front, Deadpool 3 was the subject of an exciting announcement this afternoon when the release date and Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine were confirmed by Ryan Reynolds. Unfortunately, this terrible update was followed a few hours later with reports that the upcoming Blade The film was a major failure: Bassam Tariq is no longer involved in directing.
News of this creative parting of the ways comes from The Hollywood Reporter. The trade has a quote from the studio saying that “constant changes to our production schedule” are to blame for this unfortunate development. Bladewhich has a November 2023 release date, was scheduled to begin filming in Atlanta, Georgia a few weeks from now, and it’s unclear how this situation will change plans.
Fans will remember that the Marvel Cinematic Universe Blade The film was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 with Mahershala Ali confirmed to play the titular character. The project had no director or writer at the time, and it wasn’t until exactly two years later that Bassam Tariq was hired to take the helm.
After years in development, BladeIts release date was finally announced last summer at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. It is part of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 3, 2023. In addition to Oscar- winner Mahershala Ali plays the eponymous daywalker, while the project’s growing cast also includes Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre.
Marvel Studios certainly doesn’t want to change the release schedule that was just made official a few months ago, so fans can expect Kevin Feige and the other producers and executives at the company to work quickly to try and find Bassam’s replacement. Tariq as its director Blade. We’ll likely hear about the shortlists of names vying for the gig very soon, and one can imagine that the replacement will be hired within the next month in order to keep production on track.
Bassam Tariq, who previously directed the 2020 drama Tycoon Mowgliwill have an executive producer credit Blade, which is currently in development with a script written by Beau DeMayo. No plot information is currently available for the film, though it’s expected to be another Marvel Cinematic Universe venture into the horror genre following director Michael Giacchino’s much-hyped upcoming Disney+ special. Werewolf By Night.
Check out our upcoming Marvel movies guides and upcoming Marvel TV guides to stay updated on everything coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Phase 4, Phase 5 and Phase 6.
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