Delroy Lindo, who currently stars in “The Harder They Fall”Netflix is currently in discussions to join “Blade,” Marvel Studios’ reboot of the vampire-hunting hero, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Bassam Tariq is best known for his role in Riz Ahmed’s direction. “Mogul Mowgli,”is attached to direct. Playwright Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who was a story editor and writer on HBO’s “Watchmen,”Will write the script “Blade.”
Mahershala Ali, a two-time Oscar winner, has been attached to play the title role. Wesley Snipes was the original vampire hunter in 1998’s film. “Blade,”Stephen Norrington directed the film, written by David S. Goyer. “Blade II”In 2002 “Blade: Trinity”2004
Blade is a hybrid of man and vampire. He fights for humanity, possessing the skills of a master swordsman as well as marksman skills. Blade was created by Marv Wolfman, and drawn by Gene Colan. He later starred in his own book.
“Blade” is part of Marvel Studios’ next phase, following the “Infinity Saga” that was announced during Marvel’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con back in the summer of 2019. “Blade”Filming will begin in the summer of 2022.
A veteran character actor, Lindo had a recent role in “Da 5 Bloods,” Spike Lee’s war drama that also starred the late Chadwick Boseman. APA has Delroy Lindo as a rep.
The Hollywood ReporterFirst reported the news.
Marvel couldn’t be reached for comment.