Deadline has reported that Bassam Tariq is in early talks to direct Marvel Studios’ Blade. For those who are not aware, the film was first announced at SDCC 2019 with Mahershala Ali playing the lead character. Stacy Osei-Kuffour will be working on the script for the film and Kevin Feige is set to produce.
Eric Brooks aka Blade made his debut appearance in Dracula Issue 10, which was released in 1973. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. In the comics, Erik Brooks’ mother was bitten and killed by a vampire named Deacon Frost. Eric managed to survive, however gained vampire genes making him part vampire. Later in his life he would become a vampire killer under the alias “Blade” and was trained by longtime teacher to Daredevil, “Stick.” Currently no other details about the film are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.