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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 […]

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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 […]

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Superhero Bits: Rorschach Getting a ‘Watchmen’ Spin-Off Comic, ‘The Avengers’ Video Game Beta Release & More

Did you hear Watchmen is getting a spin-off comic focusing on Rorschach? When can players who pre-ordered The Avengers video game start playing the beta? Why didn’t Cottonmouth appear beyond the first season of Luke Cage? Would you believe there was a Batman Begins TV spot featuring Nickelback music? Will The Eternals introduce Atlantis to […]

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Quentin Tarantino Wanted to Make ‘Luke Cage’ With Laurence Fishburne, but Friends Talked Him Out of It

The list of unmade Quentin Tarantino projects is a fascinating rabbit hole to explore, as the Academy Award-winning director appears to have a bottomless well of ideas from every genre imaginable. From his R-rated and possibly still-developing take on “Star Trek” to “Kill Bill Volume Three” and even a James Bond movie, Tarantino’s got enthusiasm […]

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Mahershala Ali to Star in ‘Blade’ as Part of Marvel Studios’ Phase Four

In truly unexpected news from Marvel Studios’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, Mahershala Ali was announced as the new Blade, the half-vampire vampire killer previously played by Wesley Snipes in three films for New Line Cinema. When New Line opted not to produce more Blade films itself, the rights to the character reverted […]

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Marvel/Disney Reportedly Won’t Even Consider Development Of New Projects With Netflix Heroes Until After 2 Years

Late last year, Netflix decided to purge itself of Marvel TV series. That means the popular ‘Defenders’ franchise including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Punisher,” and “Iron Fist” are no longer going to produce new shows after the final season of “Jessica Jones” is released later this spring. Marvel/Disney Reportedly Won’t Even Consider Development […]

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Spike Lee Says He’s Not Directing Sony’s Spider-Man Spin-off Film ‘Nightwatch’

It’s been over a year since Spike Lee was first mentioned as a possible director for the Spider-Man spin-off film “Nightwatch.” Then in March, it was reported that he signed on to take the directing duties for the superhero film, based on the script from “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. But since then, we […]

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Pop Culture Review: ‘Luke Cage’ Cancelled, ‘The Flash’ Movie Delayed Again, and More

Welcome back to The Collider Pop Culture Review, in which Collider’s weekend editor Vinnie Mancuso wakes up only slightly hungover on a Saturday to rate the week’s biggest stories in film and television on a scale from 1 to 10. This week: Netflix’s McU is imploding after Luke Cage gets cancelled, The Flash movie starring […]

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