Marvel Studios is pushing back production on its upcoming Blade starring Mahershala Ali after pre-production was temporally shut down due to the writers strike sources close to the production confirmed to Deadline. Marvel just hired Nic Pizzolatto to pen the script and given that he was just hired and can’t do any work on it during the strike, the studio thought it best to push production on filming till script was ready
Marvel had no comment.
Marvel still is planning to move forward on its other upcoming shoots that include Thunderbolts and Deadpool 3, which shoot later this summer. They are also currently shooting Captain America: New World Order starring Anthony Mackie in Atlanta.
The upcoming pic also stars Mia Goth
Yann Demange is set to direct the pic, with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige producing. Ali is starring in the titular role.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.