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Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Remake Faces Casting Setback as Aaron Pierre Exits Project

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Aaron Pierre revealed over the weekend that he is no longer attached to star in Marvel’s ‘Blade’ remake. Mahershala Ali, set to play the titular vampire hunter, remains the central figure in the project, with Delroy Lindo and Mia Goth also starring in the feature, which now has a release date of November 2025.

In a recent turn of events, Aaron Pierre, has revealed his departure from Marvel’s ‘Blade’ remake. Pierre shared the news with Variety during the 55th NAACP Image Awards, stating, “Early on, there were conversations. As the project evolved, I’m no longer part of that — attached.”

Pierre’s departure adds to the series of setbacks and changes that have plagued the development of Marvel’s “Blade” reboot. Originally slated for release on November 3rd, 2023 (now 2025) the film has faced numerous delays and challenges, including shifts in directors and writers.

The ‘Blade’ REMAKE has seen a revolving door of talent, with several notable departures. One such departure was Steven Yeun, who was initially attached to the film “Thunderbolts.” Yeun’s exit, along with Pierre’s, underscores the challenges faced by Marvel Studios in bringing their vision to fruition.

READ: Marvel’s Mahershala Ali-Led ‘Blade’ Release Date Pushed Back…Again

Mahershala Ali, set to play the titular vampire hunter, remains the central figure in the project. However, details surrounding Pierre’s now-departed role, along with those of other cast members like Delroy Lindo and Mia Goth, have remained undisclosed.

The “Blade” reboot, announced by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige in 2019, has been subject to various delays and revisions. The ongoing disruptions, including strikes and production pauses, have led to significant adjustments in the film’s release schedule. Originally expected in 2023, “Blade” is now slated for a November 7, 2025 release date.

Despite these challenges, Marvel Studios and its parent company, Disney, remain committed to delivering quality content to audiences. We’ll keep you updated on this project.

 

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