Blade: True Detective Creator Hired to Make Movie Darkest
There has been much speculation about the upcoming Blade movie reboot, with few concrete details known. However, recent reports reveal that Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of True Detective, has been hired to help write the film from an already completed draft.
Directed by Yann Demange, the Blade reboot is said to be “darker than most MCU movies,” which will be a fitting backdrop for the ferocious creatures it will portray. Starring Mahershala Ali, who will be playing Blade, it is unclear whether the film will be another origin story for the hero previously played by Wesley Snipes in his own trilogy.
Pizzolatto, who is best known for his work on the True Detective series, has a reputation for crafting stories that are both creepy and suspenseful. The first season of his series about two officers investigating a serial killer who performs disturbing rituals on his victims was widely praised, and audiences will be hoping that some of that same sense of mystery and horror will be incorporated into the story of Marvel’s vampire hunter.
While little has been officially confirmed about Blade, there have been rumors that it will be set in the 1920s. This is yet to be confirmed by Marvel, and so far, the only reference to vampires in the MCU has been in a brief scene in which Mobius mentions their fierceness in the first season of Loki.
Blade is set to start filming this summer, with a scheduled release date of September 2024. With Ali already making a cameo appearance in the Eternals post-credits scene, it will be interesting to see what other exciting news will be unveiled in the coming weeks.