‘Blade’ Release Bumped Back Five Months To February 2025

by Thomas Tuna

The Daywalker is looking forward to a bloody Valentine’s Day.

The Marvel Studios remake of the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led Blade feature has had one misstep after another for the longest time, and now its release date has been bumped back–again.

The vampire flick is now slated for a Feb. 14, 2025 release, after being pushed back–due mainly to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike–from its last due date of Sept. 6, 2024, according to a report on Deadline. The film reportedly is on hiatus–stuck in pre-production–until the latest snafu works itself out.

Everything else is the same, with director Yann Demange and new screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto working (eventually) with star Mahershala Ali–along with Mia Goth, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray.

In the reboot, Eric Cross (aka Blade)–a half-human, half-vampire hybrid–reportedly will continue his crusade “to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother.”

The Marvel Comics Blade character–created by the acclaimed writer-artist team of Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan–first appeared in the award-winning The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 way back in 1973.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the roller-coaster ride of this Blade reboot.


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