Marvel Studios’ Blade plot details reportedly revealed
With all the exciting news coming from Marvel Studios’ upcoming Multiverse Saga slate in recent weeks, Marvel fans have had some doubts about Blade of 2023’s immediate future.
First announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Mahershala Ali made Blade a much-anticipated outing as she was announced to play the title role in Marvel’s new film – the first Blade film since 2004’s Blade: Trinity. But now, with Bassem Tariq relinquishing the Blades director’s chair and writer Stacy Ossie-Kafour replaced by X-Men ’97 lead writer Beau Demaio, there are some concerns among fans about how the final product might turn out. .
Outside of the post-credits teasers, Marvel hasn’t shared any details about what it will bring new to Blade, with no roles officially announced for any of its actors or shared with the public. There is no story description.
Now, a newly surfaced online report gives some idea of where Marvel Studios wanted to take Blade, at least at one point.
MCU’s Original Blade Plot Details
A recent rumor from The Illuminardi offered up some basic plot details regarding the original draft of Stacy Osei-Kafour’s script for Blade.
The script was reportedly set largely in the 1920s and involved European vampires. It is also rumored that this draft of the story has made several jumps to other periods after the 1920s.
However, fans shouldn’t expect that these story details will be present in the final script for Blade.
According to sources at The Direct, writer Beau DeMayo is leading Marvel Studios’ efforts to overhaul the film, starting from scratch and writing a script that’s essentially completely new. Daimayo’s work as a writer on Moon Knight, and especially as a lead writer on X-Men ’97, influenced Kevin Feige and other studio executives, leading them to follow the story of Blades after Osei-Kafour’s work. to hand over the reins to Daimyo to rebuild it from the ground up. ,
Will Blade Go Full Original Story In The MCU?
The above period-piece plot details from the now-expired script will give the MCU a chance to trace Eric Brooks’ origin story the way the comics did, as he was actually a London brothel during his original comic run in 1929. was born in
In Wesley Snipes’ Blade from 1998, the titular anti-hero was born in 1967, though the rest of his origin story was portrayed as it was in the comics. Eric Brooks’ mother was attacked by a vampire in a hospital, causing her to go into premature labor before dying in the opening scene.
During Phase 4, Marvel Studios has brought many different adaptations of the characters’ origin stories from the comics to the big and small screen. If this trend continues in Blade, it will certainly give fans a look at Eric Brooks, who hasn’t been brought into a live-action project in an era that’s never been used in the MCU before.
It will also join a growing list of MCU prequel films, including Chris Evans’ Captain America: The First Avenger from 2011 and more recently Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel from 2019. On top of that fact, the 1920s would totally be. A new era of untapped stories that the MCU has never explored, allowing the franchise to expand even further into the past.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell how many of these details will actually make it into Blade’s Final Cut, with the entire story being developed from scratch for just a year before its release. Only time will tell what Ali’s MCU debut will actually bring to the table as it helps open the door to more supernatural adventures.
Blade is currently set to release in theaters on November 3, 2023.