After an extensive six-month search, Marvel Studios has come to an agreement with playwright Stacey Osei-Koffour to pen the script for the MCU reboot of Blade. Osei-Kuffour, who worked as a story editor on HBO’s highly acclaimed Watchmen, will become the first Black woman to write a Marvel Studios screenplay.
A trade report indicates that Marvel Studios only seriously considered Black writers for the film and that star Mahershala Ali was part of the process. The studio will now turn its attention to finding a director for the film, which currently has not been given a release date after being officially announced at SDCC ’19.
Osei-Kuffor’s is an ascending talent, having received an Emmy nomination for her work on Pen15, and her diverse background writing plays and poetry makes her an incredibly interesting choice for what looks to be Marvel Studios first full-fledged horror film.