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Marvel In Talks With Bassam Tariq To Direct Mahershala Ali in 'Blade' Movie

Bassam Tariq is circling the director’s chair for Marvel‘s upcoming Blade movie, according to reports.

The Mogul Mowgli helmer was the top director who were considered for the movie, according to Deadline.

The site reports that Marvel boss “[Kevin] Feige, [Mahershala] Ali and studio execs have been meeting with dozen of candidates going all the way back to the fall, at one point considering writer-director options before ultimately separating the two and tapping [Stacy] Osei-Kuffour to pen the script.”

News of the new incarnation of Blade were revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, and it was revealed that Mahershala pitched the entire idea to Marvel.

Wesley Snipes first played the half-vampire superhero in a trio of movies, starting in 1998 and ending in 2004.

Here’s what Wesley shared about Mahershala taking over the role…