Marvel Studios confirmed Blade's development during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. However, the upcoming MCU movie suffered numerous delays in the past years.
The first delay came in October 2022, with Marvel Studios shifting its release date from November 2023 to September 2024. This came after production delays and a script overhaul following the hiring of a new director.
Marvel Studios' Blade Gets New Release Date
As per Disney, Marvel Studios' Blade has been delayed from its original September 6, 2024 release date to February 14, 2025.
After the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the production of the Mahershala Ali-led film, Blade's filming start was pushed back due to the departure of its original director in September 2022.
Why Blade’s Delay Benefits the Film
Despite several delays that the movie already faced, Blade's latest update is a promising sign, especially now that there is an ongoing writer's strike by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).
The release date delay would give more time for Marvel Studios to sort out the uncertainty surrounding Blade's start date and reported production issues.
It would also allow new director Yann Demange to familiarize himself more with the cast and the story that the writers are crafting for the movie.
The delays would address fan burnout from the consecutive releases of superhero movies since it would push the current and upcoming movies to the forefront even more before moving on to the next one.
Hopefully, with San Diego Comic-Con 2023 around the corner, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will shed some light on these recent developments.
Blade is set to premiere in theaters on February 14, 2025.