‘Blade’ Sinks Its Teeth into a New Writer and Release Date

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June 13, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Marvel‘s highly anticipated Blade reboot has long been trapped in development hell. The project has suffered another major setback, with director Yann Demange being the latest to exit, joining previous director Bassam Tariq, who departed earlier. This leaves the future of the vampire hunter shrouded in uncertainty.

Blade‘s development has been plagued by multiple delays and obstacles at every turn, like the directorial changes, writer switch-ups, studio pauses, and rumors, which have kept fans in suspense.

The screenplay has undergone numerous revisions by various writers, including Michael Starrbury, Nic Pizzolatto, and Michael Green. Currently, Marvel veteran Eric Pearson is now taking the reins.

Despite rumors of involvement with Jurassic World, Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali remains attached to star as the vampire bloodsucker hunter. Let’s hope he doesn’t walk away, too, because, in our opinion, he’s perfect for the role.

Marvel is reportedly determined to get Blade out in 2025. But with their new strategy of releasing fewer big-budget films yearly, anything can happen. Now that projects like Deadpool and Wolverine finally have a release date in sight, maybe Blade can finally get the attention it deserves.

A tentative release date of November 7, 2025, has now been set. However, given the movie’s history and Marvel’s new focus, fans should approach this date cautiously. If Blade misses the new release date, I have a sneaky suspicion that the studio will drive a stake through its heart and bury it. And that would be very disappointing. But don’t give up hope just yet. We’ll keep you posted.


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