Former Blade Director Reacts To Marvel Replacing Him

After an abrupt departure, the former Sword director Bassam Tariq offered kind words for his newly hired replacement, Yann Demange.

At the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con panel in 2019, one of Kevin Feige’s most exciting announcements was that Oscar winner Mahershala Ali would be starring in a new movie. Sword movie.

Since that announcement was made over three years ago, pre-production has been tricky, especially by Marvel standards.

Near the end of September, Sword it lost its first director (Bassam Tariq) just a week before shooting began. Due to the sudden change and the studio taking a complete step back, Sword it was pushed back a year to September 6, 2024.

After going back to the drawing board, Yann Demange (lovecraft country) was hired as the new director. This clean slate was also met with the news that Michael Starrbury (when they see us) will rewrite a new script for the project.

Blade director Bassam Tariq congratulates replacement

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Previous Sword Director Bassam Tariq took to Instagram to share his thoughts on Marvel Studios’ hiring Yann Demange to direct the bloody project.

Tariq named Demange “a dear friend and brother” and who promised that everyone is “in a real treat” of the movie.

The full statement is as follows:

The news is finally out: my dear brother Yann Mounir Demange is directing Blade! You guys are in for a real treat.

Yann was instrumental in giving me the courage to start developing MOGUL MOWGLI. He also played a pivotal role during publication, helping Riz, my editor (Adam Biskupski) and myself get the film over the finish line. During that time and through the pandemic, Yann became a dear friend and brother. I couldn’t be happier for him.

As he assumes this role, I am proud to support him as he has supported me.

Leaf development levels off

As time has passed, it’s become apparent that there has never been a clear plan to bring Blade into the MCU, other than Mahershala Ali playing Eric Brooks.

While the idea caught the attention of fans, there are reasons to be concerned about the quality of this movie. A full reboot for the project isn’t a promising sign, but audiences can still trust Marvel CCO Kevin Feige and hope for the best.

the look of Sword What should help fans not to hit the panic button is the idea that this is going to be a prequel-style MCU movie similar to Captain America the First Avenger either captain marvel.

However, Ali’s Blade made her off-screen debut during the post-credit scene of eternalwhich takes place in the current MCU.

In terms of production, the project plans to film in 2023 and will have plenty of time now to redirect how they want to introduce Blade into the MCU.

Tariq’s seal of approval for Demange is a good sign of stability with the project. It should also prevent fans from thinking that Tariq left the project on bad terms with Disney and Marvel.

Tariq is still slated to get executive producer credits on Sword when it opens in theaters on September 6, 2024.

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