Bassam Tariq, director of the upcoming Blade reboot, starring Mahershala Ali, said they will pay tribute to Wesley Snipes’ original trilogy.

The filmmaker paid his respects to Snipes in a recent interview with IndieWire and shared his enthusiasm for working on the new restart. “The exciting thing about the movie we’re making is that there wasn’t a canon for ‘Blade’ as we read through the comics and everything,” said Tariq. “That he’s a daywalker is the only thing that got established, and we can’t deny what Wesley Snipes did, which is basically got the whole ball rolling. A black man created the superhero world we are in, that’s just the truth. For me, now to work with someone as talented and a juggernaut as Mahershala Ali and the writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour, that’s just me – I am so honored to work with real black juggernaut and black talent. It’s really an honor for me to just be in this room with them and listen and learn as I expand. ”Production for the upcoming Blade film is slated to begin in July 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

In other Marvel news, Angelina Jolie revealed why she decided to join the cast of Eternals.

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