Marvel’s Blade Manufacturing Halts On account of Writers’ Strike

Marvel Studios has put manufacturing on maintain as soon as once more for the upcoming Blade reboot as a result of ongoing writers’ strike.

The film, which stars Mahershala Ali, was already delayed late final 12 months following the exit of director Bassim Tariq, and was scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in November. The manufacturing was delayed once more to Might however has been postponed once more because of motion by the Writers Guild of America (WGA), in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.

The unique launch date of November 3, 2023, was pushed again to September 6, 2024, however it’s unclear if the brand new delay will trigger additional delays to the discharge schedule.

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The Hollywood Reporter reported that Marvel paused manufacturing final 12 months to seek for a brand new director and “coagulate different elements” of the challenge after Tariq’s departure. Marvel mentioned that Tariq left as director “because of continued shifts in our manufacturing schedule,” and he’ll stay an govt producer for the movie.

Tariq acknowledged, “It’s been an honour working with the great people at Marvel. We have been capable of put collectively a killer solid and crew. Desperate to see the place the following director takes the movie” in a separate assertion.

Filming for Blade has been delayed a number of instances over the previous 12 months because the script continues to endure rewrites. The present author is Beau DeMayo, who beforehand labored on Moon Knight and The Witcher.

Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are additionally personally paying their employees salaries for the third week of the continued WGA strike.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike began on Might 2 after failed negotiations with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP). Following the strike, WGA uploaded a doc outlining the variations between proposals made by the writers’ union and presents from AMPTP.