MCU Blade movie production update brings us closer to Mahershala Ali’s vampire epic

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Production List shared that Marvel Studios is looking to begin production on the MCU Blade movie this summer. Tentatively scheduled for a July 4 production start, shooting for Blade will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Because July 4 is a federal holiday, cameras will likely roll on July 5.

If the FTIA’s information is accurate, the MCU Blade movie will likely film through the remainder of 2022, possibly into early 2023. Around that time, fans can expect to learn more about the film and maybe see some finished footage. Originally, Blade was hoping to sink its fangs into an October 2022 release, but production delays throughout the MCU delayed the project.

Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) will direct the MCU Blade movie from a script by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. Aaron Pierre and Delroy Lindo also star, with Ali playing the legendary daywalker. Stepping into the shoes of a character so memorably played by Wesley Snipes throughout three movies is no small task. Still, Ali has said that he’s looking forward to “earning it,” adding, “There’s an anticipation for it, excitement for it that he owns. That Mr. Snipes owns. In filling his shoes, I’m just looking to earn my place in this, and I’m excited to get going and do the work. “

Are you excited about Blade making his way to the MCU? Do you think Mahershala Ali is a worthy successor for the part? Will Wesley Snipes make a cameo appearance in the movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Film & Television Industry Alliance

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