Blade: Blame Marvel, Mahershala Ali ‘Frustrated,’ Wesley Snipes Responds

It's becoming crystal clear who is to blame for all the problems: Marvel.

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In a report that goes behind the problems surrounding Marvel’s Blade movie, it’s said that two-time Oscar-winning actor set to star in the movie, Mahershala Ali, has become increasingly frustrated.

Recently saw the news that Blade lost its second director and has another new writer on board, which saw former Blade actor Wesley Snipes react to the news on social media.

Ali’s lawyer also reacted to all the delays and problems, recently stating that the deal was made back in 2019 but hasn’t been filmed, “which is pretty much the craziest thing in my professional experience.”

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What did Wesley Snipes say?

Regarding Wesley Snipes, who is actually rumored to be returning as the vampire hunter in Marvel’s Secret Wars, he tweeted in response to all the MCU troubles surrounding the film, “Blade, lordylordylordy folks still lookin for the secret sauce, ridin snowmobiles in traffic, kinda rough. Daywalkers make it look easy, don’t they? #DaywalkerKlique #Blade #Marvel.”

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Blame Marvel for Blade‘s problems

In THR‘s report about “Why Blade Can’t Cut Through Development Hell,” while the site gives a decent rundown of the problems from the last five years surrounding the movie, the article fails to mention the main problem: Marvel.

The real reason the movie hasn’t moved forward is because Disney and Marvel want the Blade movie to be all about the female characters. Well, all the female-led stuff from the past five years of the MCU has been a massive failure (even longer for Star Wars).

If you read between the lines of the article, you realize the problem is not the choice of directors or even Ali, as the article says “Ali has, at times, exercised an inordinate amount of influence over the project, in a way few other actors have on Marvel movies” — the problem is Marvel.

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Marvel wants the “Eternals” and “The Marvels” approach to Blade

Marvel wants to approach Blade as they have with recent massive bombs such as Eternals and The Marvels: woke writers with newb directors they can control who don’t have a clue.

Marvel wants to control the film and make Blade woke (sacrifice the story for the agenda). That’s exactly what is going on but I am assuming Ali is pushing back against it (good for him, and thankfully so).

The first script writer? Watchmen series writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour. The second writer? Black gay writer (his words) Beau DeMayo who left The Witcher and got fired by Marvel prior to the X-Men ’97 premiere, with the series slyly introducing woke elements into X-Men lore which is a known huge ratings bust.

Regarding the first director, apparently Marvel didn’t like the choice for some reason, and then presented Ali with a list of directors, but Ali didn’t like any of them as they didn’t have any experience directing big movies (sound familiar fans of Eternals and The Marvels???).

So then what happened is that Mahershala Ali handpicked the second director and got his True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto to write Blade. All good? Nope.

THR blames the strikes for Pizzolatto not sticking with the script, and who knows what happened with the second director. My guess? They didn’t fit with Marvel’s “approach” to Blade.

So Marvel then brought in Michael Starrbury who doesn’t have much experience other than writing the less than well-received Legends of Chamberlain Heights.

So that didn’t work out (guessing because Ali didn’t like the script), so Marvel brought in Michael Green who wrote Logan. What was Logan about? Basically, Wolverine having a daughter. Next.

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The latest?

Marvel has brought in Eric Pearson, who wrote scripts for Agent CarterThor: RagnarokBlack Widow and Fantastic Four. All of the projects are more on the female-centric side of things. 

Remember, this isn’t “Blade’s Daughter,” it’s a movie starring a two-time Oscar-winning actor who actually approached Marvel to do the movie, not to be replaced by utter fucking nonsense. It’s Blade versus fucking vampires.

Variety previously told us what the scripts were about (“narrative led by women and filled with life lessons”), and THR adds, confirming the rumors, the version set to shoot last year was set in the 1920s, featuring Mia Goth as a vampire villain named Lilith who wanted the blood of Blade’s daughter (Variety said, “Blade was relegated to the fourth lead, a bizarre idea considering that the studio had two-time Oscar winner Ali on board”).

It’s now said the new take on Blade is said to be set in the present day. 

Mahershala Ali has now signed on to the Jurassic World reboot as Marvel attempts to fix Blade again.

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