Marvel’s Blade Starring Mahershala Ali Ropes In 71 Fame Yann Demange as the Director

Filmmaker Yann Demange has signed on with Marvel Studios to its much-anticipated Blade movie. Demange, known for critically-acclaimed features 71 (2014) and White Boy Rick (2018), will helm the project from a script by Michael Starrbury, according to entertainment news website DeadlineMarvel Shifts Release Dates of Blade, Deadpool 3, Fantastic Four and Avengers: Secret Wars.

He joins the project months after the exit of director Bassam Tariq. The filmmaker will still be attached as an executive producer on the movie. Blade centres on the iconic comic book vampire slayer. He is half-mortal, half-immortal, trying to free the world from vampires as a way of avenging his mother, who was killed by a vampire as she gave birth to him. Ryan Gosling Birthday Special: From The Nice Guys to Blade Runner 2049, 5 of the Actor’s Best Performances!

The movie is set to star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the title role alongside actors Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce the movie, which is expected to start production in Atlanta in 2023.

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