Stacy Osei-Kuffour Tapped to Write Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Starring Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali’s turn as “Blade” is one step closer to the big screen.“Watchmen” writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been tapped to write the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Variety has confirmed.

Marvel Studios announced that Ali, a two-time Oscar-winner, would portray the vampire hunter at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.Ali first stepped into the Marvel fold as a villain on the Netflix series “Luke Cage,” which is when the actor began pitching himself to star in a reboot of “Blade.” The franchise — which New Line Cinema first launched in 1998 starring Wesley Snipes as the titular sword-wielding half-vampire — is widely credited for presaging the current golden age of superhero cinema.

The three films starring Snipes, all written by David S.

Goyer, grossed roughly $418 million globally through 2004.

Goyer later created a TV spin-off starring the rapper Sticky Fingaz that ran for one season in 2006 on the defunct basic cable network Spike.Along

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