Filmmaker Bassam Tariq, who signed Mogul Mowgli with Riz Ahmed last year, is Marvel Studios’ priority.
It’s one of the MCU’s upcoming curiosities. How will the reboot of Blade , without Wesley Snipes obviously, fit into the Marvel Universe? In any case, the project seems to be coming to fruition and Deadline reports that Bassam Tariq is the director targeted by Marvel Studios to direct his vampiric feature film.
Acclaimed last year for his film Mogul Mowgli , worn by Riz Ahmed, the Pakistani director is officially courted by Kevin Feige. Nothing is signed yet, but Deadline ensures that discussions are already underway, specifying that after months of research, Bassam Tariq is the final choice of Marvel Studios, which is doing everything to make it happen.
First announced by President Feige at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, the film Blade will be worn by Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali (former Luke Cage on Netflix). It is Stacy Osei-Kuffour who writes the screenplay and in the process becomes the first black screenwriter to write a Marvel film.