Marvel’s “Blade” Delayed As “Loki” Moves Up

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

One of the notable absences in the recent Marvel Studios film slate trailer was the lack of any mention of “Blade”.

We know the Mahershala Ali-led film is coming and is hoped to be a part of Marvel’s current fourth phase of films, but there has been no date set as yet.

Now, THR reports that production on the project was originally scheduled to start this September but has now been pushed back nine months to July 2022.

The delay in filming said to be because the studio isn’t rushing the film and wants to spend more time working on the script with writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour (“Watchmen”).

The showreel this week showed up through to “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in May 2023. Should “Blade” stick to its July 2022 shoot start, then a late 2023 release would seem to be on the cards.

Meanwhile, Marvel Studios has moved up its “Loki” TV series launch by two days, the Tom Hiddleston-led series set to debut on Wednesday, June 9th now.

The highly-anticipated series will stream episodes weekly on Wednesdays exclusively on the streamer, a change for Disney+ who has been sticking to Friday launches so far for new episodes of its big series.

Source: THR

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