Now, this is great news. Yann Demange, the pilot director of Lovecraft Country, will be directing Marvel Studios’ Blade! This is already a instant 10/10.
Here’s what Deadline reported:
After parting ways with director Bassam Tariq, Marvel Studios has moved fast and found not only his replacement but a new writer as well as Sources tell Deadline Yann Demange has signed on to direct the pic with Michael Starrbury to write a new script. Mahershala Ali is starring in titular role with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige producing.
After Tariq moved on from project, Marvel decided not to rush on finding his replacement as they wanted to make sure they got the right director and writer and decided to push pause on pre-production. They would also rearrange their release schedule, with the film now bowing on Sept. 6, 2024 and production now schedule to start next year in Atlanta.
I can’t wait to see the magic that’ll happen with Blade. Also, curious how drastic the changes will be with the script, especially when the rumors are saying it’s bad. Only time will tell.