According to a new report, the Blade director search may nearing an end as Marvel closes in on a replacement for Bassam Tariq. Tariq left his role as director though remains a producer and the movie has been delayed whilst things are worked out. Rumors are that star Mahershala Ali was unhappy with the script and that it needs some work also. Now TCC reports they have heard from sources that Elegance Bratton is close to being confirmed as the new director.
Here is what the outlet had to say, and their hate rate for Marvel news has been very high recently.
I’m happy to report, I have heard from my reliable sources who Blade’s new director may be – Elegance Bratton.
Now you may notice I’m sneaking the word “may” in there. I couldn’t quite confirm that everything has been finalized yet with the director. That being said, I am confident enough to write this up as much more than just a rumor, and I will not be surprised if there is an announcement confirming this soon. At a minimum, Elegance Bratton is on a shortlist being considered for the job. However, I believe he already has it.
Now as for Bratton, I would not be surprised if most Marvel fans have never heard the name. Then again, how many fans had heard of Tariq, The Russos, Taika Waititi, James Gunn when they all began working with Marvel? Bratton write and directed the semi-autobiographical movie The Inspection, which has parallel’s to his own life. The buzz around the helmsman must be high around Hollywood. You can catch a video covering Bratton’s debut documentary Pier Kids in this Link.
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