Five Black Directors Who Would Absolutely Body 'Blade'

With Marvel Studios announcing Mahershala Ali as their Blade, it's high time we figure out which Black director would absolutely BODY this reboot.

Mahershala Ali speaks at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic Con International

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Mahershala Ali speaks at the Marvel Studios Panel during 2019 Comic Con International

On Saturday, during their massive Hall H segment, Marvel Studios released info on Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There were a number of previously-announced television series for their Disney+ streaming service, but today isn't the day to talk about that. Today, we're talking Blade.

While Wesley Snipes had been campaigning on bringing back Blade for a while, Marvel decided to go the reboot route, bringing in Mahershala Ali to take over the daywalker mantle. This move immediately brings anticipation for this film to a new level, as the two-time Oscar winner is set to receive the biggest role of his career. He's no stranger to the MCU, but this truly ups the ante.

There wasn't much in the way of information given regarding Blade aside from it happening and Ali's casting, but we're wondering: will Marvel Studios go the Black Panther route and hire a director of color to helm this reboot? And if so, who could take on this task? We've got a few ideas of which black directors could BODY Blade. Check out our picks.

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