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Disney’s Blade reboot, starring Mahershala Ali, to be written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour of Watchmen-fame – Entertainment News , Firstpost

Stacy Osei-Kuffour is the primary Black girl to pen a Marvel Studios mission.

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Playwright Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been tapped to pen Disney and Marvel’s Blade reboot. Two-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali is enjoying the titular half-vampire, half-mortal hero.

According to Variety, the deal makes Osei-Kuffour, finest recognized for writing HBO’s Watchmen, Amazon’s Hunters, and the Hulu collection Pen15, the primary Black girl to pen a Marvel Studios mission.

Created by author Marv Wolfman, Blade first made an look within the 1973 comedian ebook The Tomb of Dracula #10 as a supporting character.

He is a vampire hunter — half-mortal, half-immortal — who tries to free the world from vampires as a means of avenging his mom, who was killed by a vampire as she gave start to him.

Diversity behind the scenes is the main target of Marvel’s Phase IV, below which filmmaker Nia DaCosta has been roped in to direct Captain Marvel 2, turning into the primary Black girl to helm a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

No director is hooked up with Blade reboot but.

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