Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has given a Blade update for the Phase 5 Mahershala Ali-led superhero movie.
While talking with EW, Feige was asked about how Blade was coming along after facing difficulties late last year. As it turns out, the movie is set to start filming rather soon.
“It’s going well,” Feige declared. “Our director Yann [Demange] is down in Atlanta right now. Cameras roll in, like, the next 10 weeks or so.”
Blade‘s production had a turbulent period late last year, with director Bassim Tariq leaving the project in September. Originally set to release on November 3, 2023, the movie ended up delayed to September 6, 2024.
Yann Demange is now set to direct Blade from a script by Michael Starrbury. The film is set to be part of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will also contain Captain America: New World Order and Daredevil: Born Again.
The Blade trilogy from New Line Cinema helped shepherd comic books and superheroes to the big screen. Combined, the three films brought in over $400 million at the global box office. Blade was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan as a supporting character in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 in July 1973.