Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Star Mahershala Ali is Demanding Changes to the Script


As the MCU undergoes some major internal changes, Blade star Mahershala Ali reportedly has a number of his own changes he wants to see for his solo outing, The Direct reports. While Blade became one of the MCU’s most anticipated new movies upon its announcement WAY back at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, it’s faced more than its fair share of issues during development, leading to multiple delays to its release date.


With many of these issues stemming from Ali’s vision for what he wants in Blade, it’s no surprise for fans to see that he’s having a massive impact on the way this new MCU film is made. Insider Jeff Sneider shared new insight into Mahershala Ali’s requests for the Blade script in an appearance on The Hot Mic podcast.


Sneider explained that Ali is heavily involved with Blade’s story process, so much so that he has demanded “script changes all the time” in recent months. Ali, who propelled the project into development after meeting with Marvel Studios in 2019, allegedly feels that “Blade is his movie” and has thus worked to infuse his vision into its story and direction.


Marvel Studios has not commented on this report. Blade is still currently scheduled to debut in theaters on September 6, 2024.

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