Former ‘Blade’ Director Reportedly Booted Because He Was “Difficult To Work With”


Less than two weeks ago we reported how key players are not happy with the production of the upcoming ‘Blade’ reboot. To make matters worse Mahershala Ali is currently in talks with Universal to join the ‘Jurassic World’ franchise. Fans have speculated that Mahershala will walk first, citing “scheduling issues.”

However, we were (not) surprised to report that the director walked away first. If you follow our news regularly then you know by now that Yan Demange the director of the film walked away. ‘Lovecraft Country’ director has left the project and the insider claims that the “break” was amicable.

However, most recent updates on the matter come from none other than Jeff Sneider, a notable industry insider. According to him, Mahershala Ali became frustrated with the director and he also alleges that Demange was difficult to work with.

Demange apparently left the project months ago, in March to be more exact and they have been looking for a new director ever since. After several writers left the project, the current story is now being wrapped up by Michael Green, and Eric Pearson with Feige, Carroll, D’Esposito, and Bassam Tariq being listed as producers.

Reportedly, Ali already almost walked away from the project a few times, and after a series of changed writers, many speculate that he is in fact the problem holding the production down. I guess you can imagine that academy-award winner wouldn’t be happy with whatever half-baked script Marvel writers are serving these days.

The script was originally supposed to include Blade’s daughter according to reports, who would over the course of the movie be its main character with Blade, the titular character, taking a backseat. Recent reports suggested that the movie will focus on Blade just killing vampires, and Ebony Blade was confirmed to make an appearance in the film.

Recently, several reports resurfaced that point into the direction of the ‘Midnight Sons’ movie being in development. The ‘Blade’ reboot was allegedly supposed to lead into that movie, but I guess we can prepare for the very real possibility that the ‘Blade’ reboot will never see the light of day.

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