Marvel’s blade Reboot will finally start filming next month.
Starring two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as vampire slayer Eric Brooks, it’s been three years since the studio first announced the film’s existence at San Diego Comic-Con.
Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Guardian) is working on a screenplay for director Bassam Tariq (Mughal Mowgli), and now all systems are lagging behind production listwho reports bladeThe start date of is July 4th.
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Ali’s Daywalker made its MCU debut last year eternalin a voice-only appearance, so we haven’t seen what he’ll look like in costume yet.
“It was really cool to do that,” the actor said in November. “It was scary. Because you talk before you film it. I’m pretty picky like most actors, so I have to meet quite a few choices – even with a line, vocally – so early on it brought up some very real fears.
“And it made the job real. It’s like ‘okay, that’s happening now’, you know, and that’s exciting.”
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Previously responded to his True detective co-star‘s Casting, original blade Villain Stephen Dorff (Deacon Frost) chimed in with these kind words: “I’m happy for him. I think he will do a great job with Blade and reinvent the franchise. It probably should have been a while ago, but I think it’s doing him good.
“I love the guy. I’m sure he lives up to it. To have such a great actor in the role of Blade for this new generation will be great.”
As for three-time Blade actor Wesley Snipes, he’s “open” to a cameo if Marvel Studios is interested.
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