Marvel already has a solution to its Blade movie problems

Marvel Studios’ Blade was unfortunately delayed due to the search for a new director, despite the fact that the perfect solution to Marvel’s problems was secretly revealed in recent weeks. The search for a new director Blade began when former director Bassam Tariq left the project due to scheduling issues. This, along with the announcement that Beau DeMayo is writing a new screenplay for the project, has led many to believe that Blade would be delayed, which Marvel Studios confirmed in October 2022, with the film being pushed back from a November 2023 release to September 6, 2024.


Despite the nearly year-long delay, Marvel Studios will still aim to begin production on the film in the first half of 2023 if a new director is found and the script is complete. However, Kevin Feige and his production team need look no further than Marvel Studios’ recently released special presentation. night werewolf for Bladethe new manager, Michael Giacchino being a perfect solution to the latter’s recent misfortunes. Giacchino directed the recent TV special which introduced a more supernatural, horror/monster-based section of the MCU and proved that his directing talents could be applied perfectly to a Blade project.

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Michael Giacchino Showed What Marvel Horror Can Look Like

Whereas night werewolf wasn’t the most terrifying movie compared to modern horrors, and even some other MCU movies, it was very similar in style and tone to old monster/horror movies of the 1930s/40s. By making the film in a way that mimics horror films of that era, going so far as to film in black and white, mimicking reel changes and implementing practical effects, Giacchino more than proved his horror directorial qualities. Whereas Blade of horror would probably be very different, as it’s much darker and will likely be less campy than the 1930s style of horror and scare seen in night werewolfthese skills employed by Giacchino could very easily be transferred to Blade. It was clear to night werewolf that Giacchino had a firm grip on how to establish a spooky, dark, and horror-filled atmosphere with shot composition, actors, performances, and his own musical score.

All these attributes could be transferred to Bladewhich would only be helped by the larger budget that would come with an MCU feature film, and would Blade another notch in Michael Giacchino’s Marvel horror belt. Another element of night werewolf that Giacchino has proven could be in a Marvel horror movie is action. The fight scenes in night werewolf are performed with great skill, including very long cuts in order to showcase excellent choreography and stunts. One scene in particular showcases this skill and the power of the holder night werewolf, including some truly innovative camerawork as a long shot pushes down the hallway towards a closing door and slowly draining light from the room as Jack Russell brutalizes the Bloodstone guards. Combined with the horror skills that Giacchino possesses, these action sequences would be perfect for a Blade movie that should rightly be a 50/50 split between a Marvel superhero action movie and a creepy vampire monster movie.

Why Bassam Tariq left the blade

While exploring why Giacchino would be a perfect option for Blade, however, it’s worth wondering why original director Bassam Tariq left the project. Tariq has been confirmed as the director of Blade in September 2021 with a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. However, Tariq’s issues with the project began when Marvel Studios and lead actor Mahershala Ali reportedly became frustrated with the film’s initial script according to a report by Jeff Sneider of The Ankler. This report came shortly after the announcement of Tariq’s departure from the project. That being said, Marvel Studios remains adamant that Tariq’s departure isn’t the result of the script rewrite, but of the scheduling issues that come with it. Beau DeMayo, who worked with Marvel on moon knight and X-Men ’97, was hired to completely overhaul the screenplay of Bladethe rewrites causing a change in schedule which unfortunately meant that Tariq could no longer stay to lead the project.

It’s likely that Marvel Studios and the producers of Blade, were aware that it would take some time for DeMayo to rewrite the script, and alerted Tariq to the almost guaranteed delay of the film. This likely meant that Tariq left the project due to the time he would have to spend fixing the film, which could cause scheduling conflicts with future projects. After all, Tariq had been officially signed to the film for over a year at the time of his departure, and filming is unlikely to begin for another six months to a year. All of this explains why Tariq left Bladepotentially leaving the door open for Giacchino to replace him.

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What Michael Giacchino’s Blade Could Look Like

by Michael Giacchino Blade could, surprisingly enough, look in many ways like night werewolf, both potentially setting up the MCU’s Midnight Sons. Initially, according to reports on Stacy Osei-Kuffour’s initial draft of Blade, the film was going to be a period piece set in the 1920s that explored the origins of Eric Brooks, with the comic book character originally born during this era. According to these reports, the film was going to feature multiple time jumps, potentially traversing back to the 1900s. the Blade comic. If so, Giacchino has already proven what his version of Blade might look like directing night werewolf as an early to mid 1900s horror film.

If Giacchino directed Blade and the film was indeed split between the early 1900s and the present day, despite some calls for Blade to ignore the comics, Giacchino could use his directorial talents to give the film two distinct, yet related styles. Sections from the 1920s could be similar to what we saw in night werewolf, perhaps not to the same extent with black and white cinematography and attempts to look like an old film, but with a more historic look and style. Giacchino could then make the modern sections look like more contemporary action-horror, using his strong sense of action also seen in night werewolf to have superheroic, but scary action sequences. It would allow Blade to be a perfect hybrid of historical and current action-horrors, as Michael Giacchino has undoubtedly proven he is capable of with Marvel Studios night werewolf.

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