By Stephen Ippolito | July 19th, 2021
According to the reliable Justin Kroll at Deadline, Marvel Studios is in talks with Bassam Tariq to direct its upcoming Blade film. While the deal isn’t don’t yet, Kroll says that he is their top choice to helm the project.
Best known for directing Mogul Mowgli in 2020, Tariq’s hiring comes after a long search by the studio that began last fall.
Announced at San Deigo Comic-Con in 2019, Blade will star two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as the vampire hunter superhero. Back in February, Stacy Osei-Kuffour was hired to write the script.
At the moment, Blade does not have a release date. With filming not beginning for another year, it probably won’t hit theaters until 2023, possibly 2024.