Is It Possible ‘Blade’ Reboot Will Debut Next October?

You know the old saying: Believe half of what you read and none of what you hear.

But, in this case, horror fans will want to believe what was written today on the Marvel India Twitter account–the official, verified account for Marvel Entertainment in India. That tweet, as reported by cbr.com has now been deleted but lists the much-anticipated Blade reboot premiering Oct. 7, 2022–far earlier than expected.

Could this posting be a mistake? Possibly. Especially since it was reported that filming wouldn’t even start until July 2022. But, until another “official” announcement is made, fans can dream.

The new Blade–directed by Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) from a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen)–stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the role made famous by Wesley Snipes in the original Blade trilogy.

The original 1998 Blade movie–directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer–not only gave birth to two sequels, but is generally credited with sparking the phenomenon now known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Marvel Comics character of the human/vampire hybrid known as Blade was created back in 1973, when writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan wanted to flesh out the supporting cast of their award-winning Tomb of Dracula.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on this new development and all bulletins concerning this remake of Blade.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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