MCU's Blade reboot finally finds a new director as Helmer Yann Demange takes the reins
Helmer Yann Demange is known for his work on the HBO Max series Lovecraft Country. He is taking over from Bassam Tariq, who left the project earlier this year.
The Blade reboot is finally moving forward after production for the movie was put on hold when director Bassam Tariq left the project due to changes in the project's schedule.
Later inside sources revealed that the reason why the project was delayed was due to both Marvel Studio head Kevin Fiege and the star of the upcoming reboot Mahershala Ali being disappointed in the script of the movie.
This led to the studio hiring writer Beau DeMayo to rework the script in September, Demayo is known for his work on shows like Moonknight, The Witcher, and Star Trek.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter Yann Demange has taken the helm for the reboot and Emmy-winning writer Michael Starrbury has been hired to rework the script.
It seems that the studio is going for a refreshing start for the project and could possibly be the second R-rated MCU movie after Deadpool 3. Considering the violent nature of the source material an R-rated version of Blade would make more sense.
what direction the project will take remains to be seen, but we are sure to know more details when production starts next year.
As far as the cast is concerned, Mahershala Ali is still paying the lead, and joining him are Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre, and Milan Ray in undisclosed roles.
Blade is scheduled to hit the big screen on September 6, 2024.