JOHN WICK Director Chad Stahelski Wants To Take A Stab At Rebooting BLADE For The Marvel Cinematic Universe

JOHN WICK Director Chad Stahelski Wants To Take A Stab At Rebooting BLADE For The Marvel Cinematic Universe

John Wick franchise director Chad Stahelski has weighed in on whether he would like to take a crack at a superhero movie, saying that Blade is a property he would like to take a stab at one day...

By JoshWilding - Aug 22, 2020 02:08 AM EST
Filed Under: Blade

During last year's San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that  Mahershala Ali has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Blade. The belief is that he'll eventually star in his own solo movie, though we have no idea when that will see the light of day (it's not been confirmed for Phase 4 yet).

During a recent interview with, John Wick franchise director Chad Stahelski has thrown his name into the hat as someone who could take the helm of Blade's return to the big screen. 

"If the opportunity ever came, I would like to take a stab at...the one that really jumps out to me would be like Blade," he confirmed. "If they were going to redo Blade or something like that, just because I feel that one, for some reason, the vampire martial art action vibe. That would be a cool one to stretch and try and reinvent."

It's honestly hard to think of a better fit, especially as Stahelski has such an incredible handle on action scenes. Unfortunately, it ultimately appears as if he has some reservations about joining the MCU. "Other than that it's like, look, I've got the John Wick stuff," he explained. "I just like more of the original properties that you can grow from as opposed to step into a number five or a number six. That's all. Just choice."

That's fair enough, but we can only hope Marvel Studios is able to change his mind as Blade is a character who would definitely benefit from a filmmaker who has a strong handle on action. After all, with so many larger than life heroes in the MCU, having the Daywalker kick some serious ass would definitely help him stand out from the crowd. 

What do you guys think?

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MosquitoFarmer - 8/22/2020, 2:33 AM
He knows his action.

TheNZNatural - 8/22/2020, 2:57 AM
@MosquitoFarmer - "You don't know Karate!"
God, I love that film.
tylerzero - 8/22/2020, 4:09 AM
@TheNZNatural - What movie is this? I must watch it.
MosquitoFarmer - 8/22/2020, 4:17 AM
@tylerzero - The exceptionally good, In Bruges.

TheNZNatural - 8/22/2020, 7:56 PM
@tylerzero - In Bruges.
It's absolutely incredible.
GothamSon - 8/22/2020, 2:37 AM
Blade's assault on the vampire library, smashing up their Bible, was the best action scene in the 1998 movie.

marvel72 - 8/22/2020, 5:16 AM
@GothamSon - I don't know I think the opening Nightclub scene is one of the greatest comic book movie moments ever.

Tasmaniac - 8/22/2020, 5:42 AM
@marvel72 - Oh hell yeah it is 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Doomsday8888 - 8/22/2020, 2:44 AM
It is time, Disney.

I believe in you, you lil mouse.

dracula - 8/22/2020, 2:55 AM
He could probably pull it off, but lets face it there is a 90% chance they are going to be looking at exclusively or at least mostly african american directors. Nothing wrong with that, although Stephen Norrington and Guillermo Del Toro did great, and whoever they get will have a lot to live up to. (blade trinity sucked)
dracula - 8/22/2020, 2:56 AM
like Blade said
FinnishDude - 8/22/2020, 3:05 AM
@dracula - Since Kevin Feige seems to love Creed movies, I would be fine with Stephen Caple Jr. directing Blade.
SuperManes - 8/22/2020, 7:34 AM
@dracula - not to get all soap box(y) here but there is something wrong with that IMO. It's the same old argument that the best director should get the job but it's true, the concern shouldn't be checking a race or gender box so as to not entice rage from certain groups. Plus it's a double standard, could you imagine them saying "we're only looking white men to direct"?
MyCoolYoung - 8/22/2020, 8:05 AM
@SuperManes - I mean imagine them not saying that but doing it
MyCoolYoung - 8/22/2020, 8:07 AM
@FinnishDude - I’ve never seen his movie the land, even that got mixed reviews, but I absolutely loathe creed II. Such a Step down in quality, not sure if I can entirely blame him for it though
dracula - 8/22/2020, 3:00 AM
Should get Wesley Snipes to play the original Black Panther if they ever do anything like that. Also could have had him play T'Chaka
DeadClunge - 8/22/2020, 3:00 AM
Blade 1 & 2 are classics for me.

Make this happen!
GothamSon - 8/22/2020, 3:02 AM
The idea of Disney+ having another entertainment wing dedicated to adult-themed content seems bizarre to me (Blade, Daredevil, Deadpool, etc).

I hope it's true because it's time to get darker stories in the MCU again, with the loss of Netflix' Defenders.
alibaba3317 - 8/22/2020, 3:16 AM
there's no way they're gonna let a white man direct this movie
L0RDbuckethead - 8/22/2020, 11:27 AM
@alibaba3317 - exactly
Darth258 - 8/22/2020, 3:19 AM
I've the feeling the violence and horror in this will be severely watered down.

Considering how Scott Derrickson wanted to have horror elements in his Doctor Strange sequel and then walked away from the movie over "creative differences".
Kumkani - 8/22/2020, 5:45 AM
@Darth258 - That's not a confirmed reason why Derrickson left.
Darth258 - 8/22/2020, 8:03 AM
@Necropolitan - Of corse it's not, but i have a strong feeling it was the reason. After all Edgar Wright left because of studio interference and Whedon said he struggled making AoU because of studio interference, so there's a pattern.
Darth258 - 8/22/2020, 8:09 AM
Though the "creative differences" is the confirmed reason, vague but confirmed.
MyCoolYoung - 8/22/2020, 8:09 AM
@Darth258 -

2 of those directors studio interference was based upon the creative committee that’s no longer at marvel/Disney.

It’s also rumored that Edgar Wright wanted to make the movie more standalone and not within the confines of the mcu
Nightwing1015 - 8/22/2020, 3:22 AM
He's a bit late right? Surely they've already got their picks for director established by this point?
Gmoney84 - 8/22/2020, 3:29 AM
Given the success of the Wick films and how incredible the action is in those films, I gotta think Marvel would be foolish not to at least talk to him about it. Ali would probably we game with such a trusted director behind the project.
SaxoWolf - 8/22/2020, 3:43 AM
Would love more official news about the new Blade movie in the coming months.
Kumkani - 8/22/2020, 3:54 AM
I know that Marvel's approach seems to be "Make a great movie first, make a great superhero action film second" but I wouldn't mind if they made that a little bit more flexible and have their Blade reboot be a lot more action focused.

Granted, they might not do that because the previous Blade trilogy functioned as action movies first, but generally I think Marvel is missing that kind of movie.
marvel72 - 8/22/2020, 4:04 AM
Great idea but I am betting on that they get a black director.
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