Bassam Tariq in Talks to Direct Marvel’s ‘Blade,’ Starring Mahershala Ali

Mogul Mowgli” director Bassam Tariq is in talks to direct Marvel Studios’ “Blade” movie, starring Mahershala Ali.The two-time Oscar winner was announced to portray the vampire hunter at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.

The highly anticipated film is currently undated, but expected to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four.In February, “Watchmen” writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour was confirmed to write the movie’s script, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige producing.Wesley Snipes previously played the half-vampire superhero in a trilogy of box-office blockbusters, beginning with 1998’s “Blade.” The series, which included 2002’s “Blade II” and 2004’s “Blade Trinity,” focused on the vigilante, a human who possesses vampire strength and protect humans from the bloodsuckers.

Feige was a co-producer on “Trinity.”The long-anticipated reboot came together after Ali, who starred in the Marvel series “Luke Cage” for Netflix, made it known to Marvel Studios that he wanted

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