Perhaps the biggest surprise to com out of Marvel’s san Diego Comic-Con panel was the announcement that the vampire hunter Blade would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Along with that announcement came a casting in the form of the Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali.
Jordan Peele, who is currently as in demand as most any director in Hollywood is one name that comes to mind for a possible director of the Blade reboot, however, while that seems like a win-win, it doesn’t appear as if the reboot is a project that Peele wants to take on. Peele recently spoke with RollingStone, and explained that even if he was offered the project why he would turn it down. You can check out what he had to say nelow.
“So many of those properties – it’s a childhood dream to be able to essentially see what you saw in your imagination as a child, watching or reading or whatever you were doing with that stuff. It’s a filmmaker’s dream. But you know, I feel like I only have so much time. I have a lot of stories to tell, and it just doesn’t feel right. It just doesn’t feel right. I’m a comic book and graphic novel appreciator, but I can’t call myself a true fanboy.”
Peele is a multitalented Oscar winner and while we all know he is more than capable of giving fans a kick-ass superhero film, it seems he feels wouldnt be the right person for the job, and that it would be better left to a bigger fan of the genre. It’s still unclear how and exactly when Blade will make his debut in the MCU, what we do know is it will be after the upcoming Marvel Phase 4.
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