Lizzie Hill of The Cosmic Circus claims that Marvel Studios have found the director of Blade .
the abandonment of Bassam Tariq and the postponement of production: it is Elegance Bratton . The reporter does not know if the agreement has already been finalized, but would not be surprised “if it was announced soon”.
Elegance Bratton , a native of New Jersey, is almost a rookie: his first feature film, in fact, is about to be released in the United States with the prestigious A24 , and is called The Inspection . It is a semi-autobiographical film for the American director, which tells the story of a young black gay who is rejected by his mother and, with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines. Here, despite his prejudices and hard training, he finds an unexpected sense of community and camaraderie. Bratton also directed the documentary Pier Kids and the reality TV show My House .
If he were really the filmmaker chosen by Marvel Studios , he would be in line with the latest trends in the House of Ideas: young directors, coming from indie cinema , and used to telling stories of great humanity. Of course, this intimate research does not always find space in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ..
In any case, the script is now in the hands of Beau DeMayo , who would have impressed Kevin Feige with his work on Moon Knight and X-Men ’97 (the first draft was instead of Tariq and Stacy Osei-Kuffour ). So far, the only reference to Blade in the MCU goes back to the Eternals post-credits scene , where we heard the voice of the Daytime ( Mahershala Ali ) addressing Dane Whitman .
Blade will be released on September 6, 2024 in American theaters. We will keep you posted.