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Development & Production


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Jan. 06, 2022
A new batch of photos showed a preview of 'Blade's pre-production phase.   (Cast/Crew)
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Nov. 19, 2021
'Blade' was reported to begin production in late Summer 2022.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 05, 2021
The start date of 'Blade' was reported to have moved from September 2021 all the way to July 2022.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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May. 05, 2021
Marvel Studios was reported to be searching for a director for 'Blade,' eyeing similar Black filmmakers that Warner Bros. is on the hunt for to helm their upcoming Superman movie.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Mar. 11, 2021
Marv Wolfman, co-creator of the Blade character from the comics, hinted that the MCU's upcoming 'Blade' film will premiere sometime "in 2022."   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Mar. 01, 2021
'Blade' was rumored to begin filming in late 2021.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
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Feb. 24, 2021
Kevin Feige revealed that 'Deadpool 3' is the only R-rated project of the MCU, seemingly suggesting that 'Blade' will not have the same rating.   (Cast/Crew)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
'Blade' was confirmed to be in development at Marvel Studios.   (Marvel Studios)
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Jul. 20, 2019
Kevin Feige said that Mahershala Ali had approached Marvel Studios about wanting to develop and star in a Blade project.   (Cast/Crew)

Crew


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Sep. 02, 2021
Basam Tariq confirmed that he will be the director of 'Blade.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 19, 2021
Bassam Tariq was reported to have joined the crew of ‘Blade’ as director.   (Deadline)
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Feb. 05, 2021
Stacy Osei-Kuffour was reported to have joined the crew of 'Blade' as the film's writer.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Aug. 21, 2020
Chad Stahelski said he "would like to take a stab at" directing 'Blade' to "reinvent" the character.   (Cast/Crew)
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Jul. 22, 2019
Jordan Peele said he would not be interested in directing 'Blade.'   (Cast/Crew)

Cast


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Feb. 22, 2022
Aaron Pierre was reported to have joined the cast of 'Blade' in an unknown yet major role.   (Deadline)
Rumor
Jan. 07, 2022
'Blade' was rumored to be casting for a vampire hunter named Taj Nital, which is an enemy of Dracula from the comics.   (Murphy's Multiverse)
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Nov. 19, 2021
Delroy Lindo was reported to have joined the cast of 'Blade' in an unknown role.   (The Hollywood Reporter)
Rumor
Mar. 05, 2021
Two supporting characters were rumored to be getting cast in 'Blade.'   (POC Culture)
Official
Jul. 20, 2019
Mahershala Ali was officially cast as Blade in 'Blade.'   (Marvel Studios)

Release Date


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Oct. 05, 2021
'Blade's original release was supposed to be on October 7, 2022.   (Marvel Studios)
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Dec. 14, 2020
'Blade' was confirmed to release before 'Captain Marvel 2.'   (Disney)

Plot


Rumor
Mar. 07, 2022
Mahershala Ali's Blade was rumored to appear in 'Werewolf By Night' Disney+ special.   (Cosmic Circus)
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Jan. 25, 2022
'Eternals' VFX supervisor confirmed that Dane Whitman's Ebony Blade will appear in 'Blade.'   (Cast/Crew)
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Nov. 30, 2021
Mahershala Ali said that that he's looking forward to "earning" his role as the MCU's Blade, saying "in filling [Wesley Snipes'] shoes, I’m just working to earn my place."   (Cast/Crew)
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Nov. 11, 2021
Mahershala Ali teased that "we're getting close" to Blade's on-screen introduction in the MCU.   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Oct. 31, 2021
Blade was rumored to appear in 'Moon Knight.'   (Reddit User)
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Jan. 29, 2021
Jared Leto said that Morbius and Blade could eventually team-up "in the future."   (Cast/Crew)
Rumor
Nov. 13, 2019
The plot of 'Moon Knight' was rumored to lead into the plot of 'Blade.'   (Daniel Richtman)

Promotional


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Jul. 20, 2019
The official logo for 'Blade' was released.   (Marvel Studios)