Marvel’s theatrical release slate continues to sort out a few wrinkles. Friday afternoon, decision-makers at Walt Disney Studios chose to delay two of the House of Idea’s upcoming projects. Both delays were dates already booked by the studio and had yet to be attributed to an actual film, at least on a public basis. The impacted dates include the studio’s October 2022 date and November 2023 date.
The film that was set to debut on October 7, 2022 has now been pushed back by almost a year and is now slated to hit theaters on October 6, 2023. The November 2023 film has been pushed back a week, starting November 3 . 2023, to November 10, 2023.
With the October date moving back a whole year and staying the same month – a setting that Marvel rarely ventures into when it comes to releases – most would likely agree that it’s reserved for Mahershala Ali. Blade. With the scary season intensifying at this point, this is a perfect outing for the season. Production on the project was originally scheduled to begin later this year, but has recently been pushed back as the studio continues to seek a director for the project.
“I did this Marvel show for Netflix called Luke Cage. So, while doing this show, the day it premiered, I turned to my agent, and I said, “What are they doing with it? Blade? ‘ Because I kept hearing that they were trying to find a way to remake it and put it back together, âAli said before. The taut rope. âAnd it was exciting for me to be in this space and this Marvel TV, but for me my goal had always been cinema. But also to be able to participate in TV in a very specific way that made real sense, but my biggest goal was to be able to really navigate between film and television. “
âSince they were discussing to make him reborn, I just wanted to be considered because I definitely had a connection, at least in my mind, with Wesley Snipes going back to high school,â he added. âPeople used to joke and say we looked alike and stuff. Sometimes people try to flip you, they call me their character name. They call me Shadow de [Spike Lee jazz drama] Mo ‘Better Blues or whatever, right? “
Blade is currently being written by Watchmen alum Stacy Osei-Kuffour.