Mahershala Ali Comments on ‘Blade’: “We’re Working On It That’s the Best I Could Tell You”

Mahershala Ali Comments on Blade Were Working On It Thats the Best I Could Tell You
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Marvel has plenty of projects bound to be released in the next few years, and we know that most of these projects have been stuck in a sort of limbo due to the historic SAG-AFTRA strike that paralyzed the whole industry as a whole, causing plenty of projects to be both delayed or altogether canceled. 

One extremely anticipated Marvel Studios project that had problems way before the strikes began is ‘Blade.’ It is an MCU-based movie following Eric Brooks, the most notable vampire hunter in comics, and a reboot of the already highly popular ‘Blade’ trilogy that contributed to paving the way for the MCU that we know today

Next to nothing is known about the ‘Blade’ movie besides the fact that Mahershala Ali proposed the project and will be playing the titular vampire hunter. The movie was originally supposed to come out in 2023, but the release date was pushed all the way to 2025 (so far) due to Ali not exactly being happy with the script.  

Recently, rumors circulated that the project has been canceled altogether, which fans took as a shocking turn of events for the movie that has been in development hell for quite some time now. 


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Now, in an interview with EW, Mahershala himself commented on the upcoming movie, confirming that it’s happening. Guys, it’s happening. We can all sigh with relief. 

“We’re working on it. That’s the best I could tell you. I’m really encouraged with the direction of the project. I think we’ll be back at it relatively soon. I’m sincerely encouraged in terms of where things are at and who’s on board and who’s leading the way as far as the writing of the script and the directing and all that. So that’s the extent of what I can tell you.” 

A couple of weeks ago Yann Demange, ‘Blade’ director, confirmed that the movie will be R-rated, the second movie in the MCU to hold that rating behind Deadpool 3. Honestly, there’s really no way around it the movie had to have that rating. We still have no clue regarding the movie’s rating or what the plot is about, but at least we know they are working on it!  

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