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Everything You Need to Know About Blade Sharpening Near You
Keeping your blades sharp is essential for any job, from cutting wood to trimming hedges. But finding a reliable blade sharpening service near you can be a challenge. Here’s everything you need to know about finding and using a blade sharpening service near you.
Finding a Service
The first step in finding a blade sharpening service is to do some research. Look online for reviews of local services, or ask friends and family who they use. You can also check with local hardware stores or garden centers for recommendations. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, contact the services directly and ask questions about their experience and rates.
Preparing Your Blades
Before taking your blades to be sharpened, it’s important to make sure they’re in good condition. Clean them thoroughly with soap and water, and make sure there are no nicks or dents that could interfere with the sharpening process. If there are any major issues, it may be best to take them to a professional for repair before having them sharpened.
Using the Service
Once you’ve found a reliable service and prepared your blades, it’s time to take them in for sharpening. Make sure to bring all the blades that need sharpening so the technician can assess them all at once. Depending on the type of blade, the technician may use an electric grinder or hand-held tools like files or stones to sharpen them. Once they’re finished, test each blade on something soft like cardboard or paper before using them on tougher materials like wood or metal.
Sharpening your blades regularly will help keep them in good condition and make sure they last as long as possible. With these tips in mind, you should have no problem finding and using a reliable blade sharpening service near you.
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Mcu's blade movie will be r-rated confirms director.
The director of Marvel's Blade movie confirms that the studio has given him the green light to make the upcoming reboot an R-rated film.
- Marvel's Blade movie will be rated R, signaling that the studio is willing to take more risks and give creative teams more freedom.
- The R rating allows for more captivating and mature storytelling, appealing to viewers tired of family-friendly MCU films.
- The success of R-rated superhero movies like Deadpool and Joker proves that they can still perform well at the box office, despite not targeting younger audiences.
Director Yann Demange confirmed Marvel's Blade movie will be rated R. There have been many production issues surrounding the creative efforts behind Marvel's new Blade movie , the upcoming reboot that will bring the famous vampire hunter to the MCU . The character was first portrayed by Wesley Snipes, but now Mahershala Ali will lead the Blade movie cast . While Kevin Feige has remained adamant that Deadpool 3 will be the first R-rated film within the MCU, it seems the second won't be far behind.
In an interview with Deadline , Demange discussed Blade , which was recently in the news over reports that the film faced a creative overhaul due to dissatisfaction with the script. While the Lovecraft Country director kept details vague, he revealed Blade will be rated R, saying, " They gave me the R, which is so important ." Demange continued by saying he is excited to work with Ali and reveal a fiercer side to the actor that hasn't been seen yet.
For Blade, we are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way. I love him for that. He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen.
What’s Going On With Marvel’s Blade Movie
Why marvel's blade movie being r-rated is so important.
Blade being R-rated is a sign that Marvel is not only willing to take more risks but is giving more freedom to the creative teams behind different projects. Blade is one of the bloodiest and goriest properties within Marvel Comics , and audiences would want to see that type of violence brought to the screen. Not only that but it gives the director and the writers more freedom with how dark and mature they want to take the story.
All three Wesley Snipes Blade movies were rated R when they released in 1998, 2002 and 2004.
An R-rating isn't what makes a movie great, but it can allow for more intriguing stories that appeal to viewers who are tired of more family-friendly MCU fare. It has also been proven that R-rated superhero movies, like Deadpool and Joker , can still perform well at the box office, despite losing out on younger audiences. With Deadpool 3 being R-rated and Echo being TV-MA , Marvel is telling viewers that they can look forward to more mature and grittier stories and the R-rating for Blade is just another project to be excited for.
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Marvel's Blade reboot will be rated R
This marks the MCU's second-ever R-rating
Marvel's Blade reboot has officially been given an R rating.
"They gave me the R, which is so important," Director Yann Demange told Deadline.
The upcoming superhero-horror is a reimagining of Marvel's 1998 pre-MCU film, and stars two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire slayer, taking over for Wesley Snipes – who played Blade in not one, but three films.
The original film received an R rating for its massive amounts of blood – and a less violent, PG-13 version of the film just doesn't sound fun. Blade marks the second-ever MCU movie to receive an R-rating, with the upcoming Deadpool 3 being the first.
Demange was announced as director in 2022 , taking over for Bassam Tariq. Tariq exited the film a month before production was set to begin , halting production before a new director was found. Production was halted once again due to the WGA strike , pushing its September 6, 2024 release date to 2025. Mia Goth, Aaron Pierre, and Delroy Lindo are the only other cast members to be announced thus far.
"For Blade, we are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way. I love him for that," Demange continued. "He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen."
Blade is set to hit the big screen on February 14, 2025. For more, check out our guide to all the upcoming Marvel movies and shows you need to know about.
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Blade Will Be the MCU's Second R-Rated Movie After Deadpool 3
Director confirms r-rating in new interview, joining deadpool 3 and the original 1998 film..
Blade will be the MCU's second R-rated movie, director Yann Demange has confirmed in a new interview, joining Deadpool 3 . As expected it will follow in the footsteps of the original 1998 film, which was also rated R for "strong, pervasive vampire violence and gore, language, and brief sexuality."
Speaking with Deadline , Demange called the R rating "so important" to the film.
"I come out of this wanting to be more open, more vulnerable and bring a more personal aspect to my work,” he said. “But for Blade , we are going to have fun because [star Mahershala Ali] is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way. I love him for that. He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen."
Blade's rating puts it in a rare category. While Logan and the first Deadpool films were rated R, they technically existed outside of the MCU when they were first released. To this point, the MCU has resisted strong violence, though that has been changing of late . Marvel Studios recently confirmed that Echo will be the MCU's first TV-MA series .
It's a rare bit of positive news for the film, which has weathered an onslaught of delays, writer changes , and reports of displeasure from its main star. Its creative problems has led to reports that it's being made for under $100 million .
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Marvel's Blade was first announced during San Diego Comic-Con 2019 , where it was greeted with widespread excitement from fans. It was expected to be released this month, but it was delayed due to the ongoing writer's strike .
In the meantime, the MCU continue to struggle around as its greatest strength has become its curse . Its next movie is The Marvels, which releases on November 20. For more info on Blade, check out our guide to Marvel's classic vampire hunter .
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The MCU's Blade Reboot Gets a Surprisingly Adult Rating
Marvel Studios' Blade reboot has gotten a surprising rating according to director Yann Demange.
Marvel Studios' Blade reboot is a long way from filming, but director Yann Demange has already teased ways the film will push new boundaries within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a recent interview with Deadline to promote his short film, Dammi , which played at the Toronto Film Festival, Demange was asked about the forthcoming Blade reboot. The film has received countless delays due to both the Writer's Guild of America strike and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, but Demange remains positive regarding the project. Per the director, the reboot will not only allow leading man Mahershala Ali a chance to showcase a ferocity on screen, but it will also reportedly be R-rated. "They gave me the R, which is so important," he said.
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The director went on to praise Ali, calling him a deep actor before noting the two of them are ready to have fun with the film. "For Blade , we are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way," he explained. "I love him for that. He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen."
Blade's Long Journey to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige first revealed that Ali had signed on to star as the Daywalker during San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. Since then, the film has had plenty of bumps along the way. Not only has the film saw a change in both its director and writer , but the project has been forced to hit the pause button due to the strikes in Hollywood. As of now, the Blade reboot is expected to hit theaters on Feb. 14, 2025. That, however, depends on when production finally kicks off on the film.
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Troubled Rewrites Put Blade in the Passenger Seat
Since its announcement, Blade has undergone numerous rewrites. A recent report has suggested that Ali's Blade was close to being a supporting character in the reboot . It was said the one version of the film would've focused on multiple female characters and focused heavily on life lessons. That script had Blade as the fourth lead in the movie and nearly led to Ali departing the project. It's unknown what state the script is in now, however, Demange seems eager to get back to work as soon as the strike is over.
As of now, Blade is set for a 2025 theatrical release.
Blade Director Confirms MCU Movie Is Rated R
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Blade director Yann Demange has confirmed that the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie will indeed be rated R.
Speaking with Deadline , the director confirmed that Marvel Studios gave him the go-ahead to make the movie with an R rating, which he considers important. The filmmaker also mentioned his excitement about working with Mahershala Ali on the film.
“They gave me the R, which is so important,” Demange stated. “I come out of this wanting to be more open, more vulnerable and bring a more personal aspect to my work. But for Blade, we are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way. I love him for that. He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen.”
What’s happening with the Blade movie?
On November 1, 2023, Variety reported that Ali was nearly ready to walk away from Blade, which was initially announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, following multiple preproduction issues. The article said that one draft of the script “morphed into a narrative led by women and filled with life lessons” and saw Ali as the fourth lead in the movie.
Former Blade screenwriter Michael Starrbury pushed back on this, saying on November 2, 2023, “[Ali] was in 99% of the scripts I was a part of.” While he admitted that “a lot could have happened since I had anything to do with it,” Starrbury’s Twitter account has since been deleted.
The film is currently set to release in theaters on February 14, 2025.
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Marvel's Blade Reboot Will Be Rated R, According To Its Director
The "Blade" reboot has been languishing in development hell for several years now but Marvel Studios isn't letting this one die. The film is still very much on the release calendar, and we now have word that the version of it that's moving forward is going to be R-rated. This news comes from director Yann Demange, who is currently helming the film, which has Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight") set to star.
Demange recently spoke with Deadline about his new short film, "Dammi." During the conversation, the topic of "Blade" was broached. While the filmmaker obviously can't say much at this stage, he did reveal a pretty important tidbit saying that, "They gave me the R, which is so important." So there we have it! It appears as though Disney won't be forcing them to pull any punches. As long as everything stands as it's currently planned, the new film will be R-rated, which will continue a recent trend where the Marvel Cinematic Universe explores harder-edge projects.
For one, we have "Deadpool 3" on the way, which will continue that franchise's history of being R-rated. It will also serve as the first official MCU project to have an R rating. "Blade" will follow suit, it seems. We also recently got the trailer for the series, "Echo," which debuts in January on Disney+ and, according to the trailer, will be pretty damn violent. Fifteen years in and the Disney brass finally seems to be letting up on keeping everything PG-13.
'We are going to have fun'
The caveat here is that "Blade" has gone through the ringer since MCU head honcho Kevin Feige announced it at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. In the years since, it has gone through several directors and a handful of writers. The whole thing got so messy at one point that Mahershala Ali was apparently ready to walk away from the project entirely . Things are far from settled at this point and there's no guarantee that the version Yann Demange has been working on will be the version that moves forward.
That having been said, the filmmaker did speak a little bit more about the project. Without getting into serious details, he said he's looking forward to showing a new side of Ali on screen, and promises that they're going to have some fun with it. "For 'Blade,' we are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor," he said. "I'm excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way. I love him for that. He's got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen."
Wesley Snipes' "Blade" movies were Marvel's first bonafide theatrical hits , and a big reason for their success was how their R-rating let them stand apart. It seems logical to keep that same tone all these years later, as a PG-13 version just doesn't seem quite as interesting. We'll see what comes to pass in the coming months but here's hoping Demange finally gets this thing over the finish line.
"Blade" is currently set to hit theaters on February 14, 2025.
New 'Blade' Movie: Director, Release Date, Cast & Everything We Know So Far About the MCU Film
The daywalker is daywalkin' right into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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We've been waiting a really, really, really long time for this movie but the Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming Blade film is on the horizon. Marvel has already set up the movie to be a fresh take on the character that will finally bring the iconic vampire hunter into the MCU fold. The new Blade movie was first announced in July 2019 during San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced the film and confirmed that it would star multiple-Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the lead role.
The original Blade trilogy starring Wesley Snipes was massively popular (even if it wasn't always a hit with critics). The movies helped bring Marvel's vampire hero into the daylight and boosted his popularity, at a time when the MCU didn't even look like a remote possibility. It also spawned a short-lived TV series. So needless to say, all eyes are going to be on the new reboot when it comes out and, fingers crossed, it looks like it'll be worth the watch.
It’s still early days with the film and not much is known about the project, but we do have a few key details to share about the upcoming MCU movie. So we’ve put together everything we know about the new Blade movie so far, from the plot and casting details to updates on filming and release dates.
Editor’s Note: This piece was last updated on November 1, 2023.
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There have been some rumors online that the movie will be called Blade, the Vampire Slayer . But this isn't something that has been announced and considering how similar that sounds to Buffy , it seems really unlikely that that's the direction Marvel wants to go in. For the time being, it looks like the movie will just be called Blade like the 1998 Wesley Snipes film.
This is one part of the project that's had a lot of back-and-forths. Marvel first brought Bassam Tariq on board to helm the project. Tariq is perhaps best known for his work on Mogul Mowgli . Unfortunately, the film hit a major snag when Tariq parted ways with the project. Now, after some amount of delay while looking for a new person to take the helm, it has been announced that the movie will be moving forward with Yann Demange ( '71 , Lovecraft Country ) as the director. Tariq remains credited as an executive producer for the movie.
There have also been changes on the writing side of things. Stacy Osei-Kuffour was initially brought on to write the script but Osei-Kuffour was later replaced by Beau DeMayo . That wasn't the end of it, though, as Michael Starrbury now has the job of scripting the reboot. True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto reportedly joined the project , working alongside Starrbury on the film's story. The script issues continued , leading to Mahershala Ali's growing frustration; so Marvel then turned to Logan writer Michael Green to help fix the script.
The film's cinematography is being handled by Damián García with film editing by Leigh Folsom Boyd , casting by Sarah Finn , production design by Stefania Cella , and costume design by Ruth E. Carter , just to name a few of the other crew members involved.
Besides the filming update, Marvel's SDCC 2022 panel also revealed that Blade would arrive in theaters on November 3, 2023 , just after Halloween. However after the film lost its director, the film was pushed back nine months to September 6, 2024. The duel WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes prevented all work on the film, especially since the film is still doing more script rewrites. The film is still currently slated for 2024, but we should not be surprised if the film sees another delay.
Mahershala Ali was the first actor confirmed to be in the new Blade movie's cast. Since then, we've had some interesting casting announcements. Award-winning actor Delroy Lindo , who starred alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in the Spike Lee joint Da 5 Bloods , has been cast in the movie in an undisclosed role. Lindo is also known for his work on The Cider House Rules , Gone in 60 Seconds , and Netflix's The Harder They Fall . In another unrevealed role, we have Aaron Pierre also joining the cast. Pierre is best known for his roles in Krypton and The Underground Railroad , as well as the M. Night Shyamalan movie Old . There have also been rumors that The Boys star Antony Starr could play Dracula in the movie but while that definitely sounds like an interesting take on the character, it hasn't been confirmed yet.
The most recent bit of casting news for Blade is the exciting addition of Mia Goth ( MaXXXine ). Her character remains undisclosed but with Goth's brilliant work in Ti West 's X and Pearl , we can't wait to see what the Infinity Pool star will be like as part of the MCU.
Considering how early in the process we currently are, the only character actually confirmed for the movie is Ali's Blade himself. But considering the new movie will have to integrate the character into the MCU, it's possible that some other heroes and villains from the shared universe might show up.
The obvious choices would be Benedict Cumberbatch 's Doctor Strange or Elizabeth Olsen 's Scarlet Witch. Both Strange and Blade have been part of Marvel's Midnight Sons super-team, which brought together the greatest supernatural heroes of the comic book universe. Could we be getting an MCU Midnight Sons reunion? Maybe, who knows? After the Scarlet Witch's fate in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , it would be interesting if the character were to show up in Blade .
Speaking of cameos by other heroes, you know what would be awesome? If Deadpool ( Ryan Reynolds ) were to show up in the new Blade movie. Reynolds was in the third Blade movie, Blade: Trinity , where he played Hannibal King. And you just know that that would be used as a punchline if Wade met Blade.
Wishful thinking aside, we're really just going to have to wait and see what characters are announced for the movie. After all, Blade has had a laundry list of allies, enemies, allies-turned-enemies, and enemies-turned-reluctant-allies in the comics. From Deacon Frost (the vampire who indirectly created Blade) to the legendary Dracula (Blade's archenemy), literally anyone could show up. So stay tuned for updates!
The new Blade movie was scheduled to start filming in Atlanta in October 2022. This was announced by Kevin Feige during San Diego Comic-Con 2022. However, things have changed on that front and the production is now expected to begin in the Summer of 2023 . Filming is expected to take place at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Other locations for the shoot will reportedly include New Orleans, Cleveland, Ohio, and Morocco.
Now, there could still be some shifts in the schedule. Case in point, it was originally reported that the film would start production in late 2021. But according to THR , the date was pushed after Stacy Osei-Kuffour was brought on board so that the studio could spend some time working with her on the script. But that said, unless something really major rocks the boat, it does look like the movie will continue on its current schedule. After Bassam Tariq stepped away from the director's chair, filming was put on hold, as Marvel Studios didn't want to rush into finding a new director. The new filming date was announced months before the latest change in the writing department, so there are chances that further delays could happen.
Unfortunately, no. While most legacy Marvel shows and movies have been added to Disney+ since the streamer launched, that's not the case with the original Blade trilogy. However, Blade , Blade II , and Blade Trinity are available for rent and purchase on Amazon.
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After the new Blade movie's announcement during SDCC 2019, Kevin Feige confirmed to Collider’s own Steve Weintraub that the upcoming vampire flick would be part of Phase 5 , not Phase 4. So that means the movie will likely take place after the multiverse-shaking events of Doctor Strange 2 and the other major changes that are bound to happen in films like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Fantastic Four . That is unless they decide to set Blade sometime in the past. After all, that was the approach Marvel took with Black Widow and Captain Marvel .
Considering how early we are in the production process, it's still possible that the movie could end up releasing as part of Phase 4. If that's the case, it would still be after Doctor Strange 2 but that's pretty much all we can say for sure. There's been no confirmation on this, but we'll probably get some official word on the new Blade 's setting and timeline as the film gets closer to production.
Kevin Feige caused a bit of a stir in February 2021 during the Marvel Studios panel at the Television Critics Association when he said that apart from Deadpool 3 , Marvel might stick to a PG-13 rating for future movies. His exact words were:
“I think we target everything we’re doing for kids and adults, so I think your question is more adult or R-rated. Other than Deadpool, which has already established itself as a certain genre and a certain rating, that we already said we would not mess with when we started working on Deadpool — which we have — other than that, we haven’t encountered a story or a storyline or a character’s journey that a PG-13, or the tone, or the ratings we’ve been using up to this point has prevented us. We haven’t been held back by. If we ever are, then certainly there can be a discussion that can be had now that there’s other outlets like Star. But that just hasn’t been the case. We’ve told all the stories that we wanted to with the tonality and the rating we have now.”
Now does that mean the new Blade won't have an R rating? Not necessarily. The Wesley Snipes Blade trilogy was R-rated and rightfully so, so a lot of the fans would be disappointed if the reboot didn't match those movies' level of blood and violence. But even if the new movie were to be PG-13, it could still be a worthwhile film, just not one that banks heavily on gore. For the time being, we'll just have to wait and see what the actual rating of the movie will be.
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As we've already said, very few details about the new Blade movie are known and there hasn't been any news on the plot. With any luck, we'll probably get a synopsis or some details on the movie's story as we get closer to the start of filming. Of course, we do know the character's comic book origin story, which could be the basis for the upcoming film.
Blade's mother was attacked by a vampire when she was pregnant with him. After going into labor, the woman died but gave birth to a unique half-human half-vampire baby who was named Eric Brooks. Once he grew up, Eric took up the name "Blade" and began to use his abilities as a Daywalker to hunt down other vampires.
Considering it's been over twenty years since the first Blade movie came out, the new film could give a recap of this origin story so that new fans can stay in the loop. But it's just as possible that the MCU might skip over the origins and get right into the meat of the story. Another option would be to introduce Blade in an earlier movie and then use his solo film as a way of further exploring the character. This approach worked with Tom Holland 's Spider-Man and there's no reason to think it wouldn't work for Blade.
In any case, the reboot isn't going to be too concerned with sticking to the comics canon. At least, that's what former director Bassam Tariq had said . Speaking in an interview with Gizmodo , Tariq had this to say on the topic:
"What’s so great is it’s not as boxed in as I think people imagine it to be, which I thought it was. But it’s quite exciting, and I think the reality is there is no Blade canon. In some comics, his name is Fred H. Blade, you know, instead of Eric Brooks. Unfortunately, the runs never lasted that long, and there have been some interesting and exciting waves. But I can say [the new movie is] character first."
Director Yann Demange Promises Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Movie Is Rated “R”
It’s no secret that Marvel’s Blade reboot has been enduring all kinds of behind the scenes issues , with the approach clearly changing and evolving as different filmmakers come and go. At this time, the film is still dated for release on February 14, 2025 , with director Yann Demange (“Lovecraft Country”) currently attached to bring Blade back to the big screen.
Marvel’s Blade reboot is part of the latest phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali is starring alongside Mia Goth ( X, Pearl ).
According to Demange in a new chat with Deadline , he’s been given an “R” rating to bring the iconic blood-sucker back to life in the ruthless fashion that Blade deserves.
“ They gave me the R, which is so important ,” Demange tells Deadline in a new chat.
“We are going to have fun because Mahershala is such a deep actor. I’m excited to show a kind of ruthlessness, a roughness he has, that allows him to walk the earth in a particular way. I love him for that,” Demange adds. “He’s got a dignity and integrity, but there is a ferocity there that he usually keeps under the surface. I want to unleash that and put it on the screen.”
Michael Starrbury ( When They See Us ) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, and we recently learned that Nic Pizzolatto (“True Detective”) is now working on the script.
The vampire-slaying character was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan, introduced in July 1973’s The Tomb of Dracula #10. Wesley Snipes played Blade across three films from 1998 through 2004, and he was played by Sticky Fingaz in a short-lived TV series.
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Godzilla x Kong will release in theaters on April 12, 2024 !
In 2021, the entertainment universe known as the Monsterverse delivered Godzilla vs. Kong , a true cultural event and the ultimate pop culture throw down as two cinematic Titans faced off in a spectacular big screen battle that smashed the global box office.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the thrilling fifth film in the Monsterverse series and sees the legendary Titans Godzilla and Kong team up to face a world-ending threat so terrifying that neither could survive alone.
Coming off the heels of the success of Godzilla vs. Kong , breakout director Adam Wingard returns to the Monsterverse and is joined by returning cast, including Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andrews, Brian Tyree Henry as fan-favorite Bernie Hayes and Kaylee Hottle as Jia. Dan Stevens, Fala Chen and Rachel House also join the cast.
The screenplay is by Simon Barrett ( You’re Next, The Guest ).
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will transport audiences into the unexplored depths of a brave new world of spectacular new monsters, heroic adventurers, and awe-inspiring set pieces on a scale unlike anything ever seen before. This promises to be a true cinematic spectacle that demands to be seen on the biggest screens possible.
“This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”
Legendary’s Monsterverse is an expansive story universe centering around humanity’s battle of survival against real, life-threatening monsters. It began back in 2014 with Godzilla and continued with 2017’s Kong: Skull Island , 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong . These films have accrued close to $2 billion at the global box office.
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