Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a New York playwright, will pen “Marvel’s Blade” reboot starring Mahershala Ali!
Updated: Feb 7, 2021
Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a playwright who acted as story editor and writer on HBO's acclaimed limited series Watchmen, has been tapped to pen the script for the feature reboot of Marvel’s vampire-hunting franchise.
She will be the first Black female scribe to write a Marvel movie.This comes after Nia DaCosta, who is working on Captain Marvel 2, as Marvel's first Black woman director.
Marvel has spent a long six months meeting with numerous writers along side Ali in search, for the perfect candidate. Only Black writers were seriously considered, a reflection of Marvel's focus on diversity and making representation a key factor — especially when tackling nonwhite characters. (David Goyer wrote the three original Blade movies released by New Line between 1998 and 2004.)
Created as a supporting character by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, Blade first appeared in Tomb of Dracula No. 10 in 1973, becoming a cult favorite. Blade is an anti-hero who happens to be a half Vampire and half human cursed with no vampire weaknesses except for “the thirst” for blood. This has so famously label him to most foes as “The day walker“ being inheritable to sunlight.
Blade has no slated production start date not any release date but is rumored to be sometime release in late 2022. But we will for sure keep you posted!