As pre-production on Blade continues even without official word on a new director for the project, actor Joshua Mikel has reportedly joined the cast of the film according to insider Daniel RPK. Mikel, who played an obnoxious Savior named Jared in 11 episodes over 2 seasons of The Walking Dead, would be joining star Mahershala Ali, Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre on the project. The report did not indicate what role Mikel would be playing.
First announced at SDCC ’19, Blade has been beset by several delays including having both the original writer, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, and original director, Bassam Tariq, leave the project. Beau DeMayo has assumed writing duties for the film while Marvel Studios continues the search for a new director.
Originally slated for a Fall 2023 release, Blade is now tentatively slated for a September 6th, 2024 theatrical debut.
Source: Daniel RPK