Following the recent announcement that Klink’s upcoming relaunch to join Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking for a screenwriter, one of the directors has now thrown his hat in the ring to lead the project. Locke & Key director Mark Tonderay recently explained why he thought it would be perfect for the reboot of Marvel’s Blade and praised the first iteration of a character with Wesley Snipes on the big screen.
I’d like to do Blade. Blade is very close to me in my feelings. I also think Stephen Norrington did the brilliant work with the first incarnation, and I bet it’s the first superhero film, apart from that of Tim Burton Batman, which revolutionised the films we’re in now. So, Blade, I’d like to do that.
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Mark Tonderai doesn’t have much experience on the big screen, he’s only directed Jennifer Lawrence’s thriller Street and a handful of other film projects, but he does have a lot of experience on the small screen, where he’s made episodes of several high-profile antics such as Gotham, Lucifer and the Netflix fantasy/horror series, Locke and the Key. Over the years, Tonderai has been involved in superheroes, comic books and horror films, making him the perfect director for Blade, if I may say so.
In addition to Blade, Tonderai soon recognized another franchise that he would like to include in the franchise that many filmmakers would kill for, while indicating exactly what he finds interesting about being a member of MCU.
And I want to do Bond, too. You want to do something so important just because I grew up with it as a kid. It’s always been part of my family life. They want to make a Marvel film because it’s a different discipline. When you do a project like that, it’s not exactly a Mark Tonderai movie, it’s a Marvel movie. So how do you get your DNA in a movie like this?
Little is currently known about Blade, and Mahershala Ali is the only actor associated with the upcoming film. Recently Ali explained why he was particularly attracted to this miraculous character by saying: Because they were talking about bringing him back to life, I just wanted people to think about it, because at least in my head I had a connection with Wesley Snipes in high school.
I was just talking about it as someone who really wants to take the role of [Blade] and take care of him… I think it’s darker. He moved on. It’s all taken care of. He’s a little darker than some of the others, so that element appealed to me.
The magazine is probably still in an early stage of development and is not part of the MCU Phase 4, which has now been put on hold due to the current world situation, so that the studio has enough time to get everything in place. It is assumed that Blade will appear somewhere in Phase 5 with Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2, although it is not clear when exactly this will happen. Who do you want to see in Blades’ direct introduction to Marvel Cinematic Universe? This came to us from Comicbookmovie.com The art of summits comes from BossLogic.
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