After multiple delays, it looks like Marvel Studios is finally ready to move ahead with Blade. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased what’s yet to come in the Marvel Cinematic universe.
In November, it was revealed that Yann Demange had signed on to direct Blade following Bassam Tariq‘s exit. Since Demange’s hiring, very little has surfaced about the Mahershala Ali-led film outside of countless rumors as to when production would start. Thankfully, Feige has officially commented on the film’s production date, telling EW that Demange is in Atlanta now and that filming will begin in “the next 10 weeks or so.”
You’ve also got the Blade movie with Mahershala Ali for next year. How’s that going?
It’s going well. Our director Yann [Demange] is down in Atlanta right now. Cameras roll in, like, the next 10 weeks or so.
Feige’s comments come after reports suggested the movie will begin production in May 2023. As we near closer to the start of production, it’s likely we’ll begin to hear more news on the project, especially if rumors are to be believed that Milan Ray is no longer involved in the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Blade is currently set to hit theaters on Sept. 6th, 2024.