Watchmen scribe Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been tapped to write Marvel Studios’ Blade, bringing the Daywalker to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios’ Blade has found a writer in Watchmen scribe Stacy Osei-Kuffour.

According to THR, star Mahershala Ali was involved in the process of selecting who would pen the project, with finding a Black writer being a top priority.

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Announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2019, Blade will serve as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s reboot of the Wesley Snipes-starring Blade trilogy that launched in 1998.

Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, Eric Brooks/Blade first appeared in 1973’s The Tomb of Dracula #10. The skilled fighter possesses the powerful physical abilities of a vampire, though is able to walk in the daylight without being killed. Throughout the comics, he’s been portrayed as a vampire hunter. In addition to being played by Snipes in the three Blade films, the character was also played Sticky Fingaz in a 2006’s television series.

While Blade is still in need of a director, Locke and Key and Black Lightning‘s Mark Tonderai expressed his interest, saying, “Blade, for me, is right up my street in terms of my sensibilities.”

Written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Blade star Mahershala Ali. The film has yet to receive a release date.

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Source: THR

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