The Key to Rescuing MCU’s ‘Blade’ Reboot: A Team-Up with Hulk


One of Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated projects, ‘Blade,’ encountered challenges long before production issues began. The film, based in the MCU, follows Eric Brooks, a prominent vampire hunter from the comics, and aims to reboot the immensely popular ‘Blade’ trilogy that played a crucial role in shaping today’s MCU.

Summarizing the extensive issues faced by ‘Blade’ is complex. Mahershala Ali, the lead actor, pitched the concept to the studio years ago and was officially announced as Blade in 2018. Since then, the project has struggled with recurring script issues, leading to multiple changes in writers and directors throughout its development.

Recent reports indicate that Mahershala Ali is dissatisfied with the current state of the film and considering leaving. Earlier, director Yann Demange departed the production, reportedly due to difficulties in collaboration.

Various insider accounts suggest Ali bears significant responsibility for the prolonged development, having personally selected both the director and writers. He pitched the project to the studio as his ‘Black Panther’ following his Oscar win.

As each month passes without solid updates on the movie’s progress, fan excitement for ‘Blade’ is dwindling. The project is facing challenges, with growing calls from fans for Wesley Snipes to make a return.

However, there remains one potential silver lining for the ‘Blade’ movie: an unexpected team-up with Hulk. Recent rumors suggest that while Hulk’s standalone film is not currently in the works, plans are being laid through various interconnected projects.

The studio has been laying the groundwork for the “World War” storyline across multiple projects, including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ ‘WandaVision,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ and ‘Secret Invasion.’ Adding ‘Blade’ to this mix seems entirely feasible.

This narrative thread, brewing in the background, centers on global concerns arising from the surge in superheroes following the events of ‘Endgame.’ With the Avengers disbanded, nations are racing to develop their own superhuman soldiers or teams to defend against various threats.

Imagine adding supernatural threats to the mix as well. Blade’s universe delves into darker, mature themes involving the supernatural and the complexities of immortality. Teaming him with Hulk could explore themes of identity, power, and the consequences of uncontrolled strength in a fresh and compelling manner. It might even reintroduce a more savage incarnation of Hulk, addressing criticisms that Professor Hulk is too tame in the MCU. What are your thoughts on this idea? Share your opinions in the comments below!

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