Back in July, it was announced that Marvel Studios’ Blade reboot had found its director in Bassam Tariq, the helmer behind Mogul Mowgli, and now, the filmmaker has broken silence on his hiring.
During a recent appearance on The Playlist Podcast, Tariq confirmed his hiring for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment while stating that he is “honored” to be a part of the project.
“I didn’t think [Blade] was going to happen, just to be very honest,” Tariq said. “I’m honored and it’s a privilege, but I’m here in service of Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who is the incredible writer that is writing the film…She’s just a phenomenal presence and a juggernaut in her own right. And for Mahershala [Ali]. For me, it’s really just working in their service.” He added, “[Marvel] takes big swings, you know?… I can’t say anything about it, but I’m just so excited for what we’re doing.”
While details on the upcoming Blade reboot are scarce, we do know that Bassam Tariq will be directing the film from a script by Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen, PEN15) with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige producing. Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali is set to portray a the MCU version of the titular daywalker.
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