Co-director of John Wick is interested in making Marvel's Blade 4 months ago

Co-director of John Wick is interested in making Marvel's Blade

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The perfect fit for the daywalker.

Blade famously told us that "some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate uphill" but when it comes to the directorial choices for Marvel's upcoming reboot of Blade, it could be pretty straightforward.

After co-directing John Wick and excelling with the likes of Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde, it appears that David Leitch is interested in taking a bite out the MCU (sorry, that pun was too easy) for his next project.

Leitch is a busy man having directed Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw but's much like a restless vampire, he's not prepared to wait around because he has expressed an interest in Blade.

During an interview with Screen Rant, Leitch was specifically asked about Blade and he said: “I love Blade. And it's actually one of the first stunt jobs that I was in, the original Wesley Snipes one. I was a stunt performer in that movie. I was in the blood club. You remember that scene? Yes, dancing around in the recycled special effects blood. It was great.”

Ah, the blood rave scene. It's still one of the greatest introductions to any character in an action film.

Well, with news that the two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be playing the character - a role that he actually fought and pushed for - Marvel fans have a very good feeling about what the future holds for the daywalker.

If given the job, Leitch said that he can't wait to work with the star of True Detective and Green Book.

“Mahershala is such a great actor, and I've been fortunate to work with some great actors, and I never go wrong that way. Having him play that role is a big deal and would be really exciting. So, yeah, I would love to have that conversation."

Before pursuing a career as a film director, Leitch did stunt work on a plethora of films including Blade, Daredevil, The Matrix Reloaded, Troy, Constantine, Serenity, V For Vendetta, 300, The Bourne Ultimatum, and countless others.

Dear Kevin Feige, make the call.

The dude featured in this scene and for that alone, we'd like to see him direct Blade.

Clip via Filmic Box

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