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Director Antoine Fuqua set for a chat with Kevin Feige… Blade reboot, anyone?

August 14th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oooooh…. could director Antoine Fuqua be in line for a Marvel movie and, even better, could it be Blade?

The director spoke to HeyUGuys (below) and dropped the fun little tease: “I might have a meeting with Kevin soon.”

Now, we know that ‘Kevin’ is Marvel boss Kevin Feige and, given that Marvel are moving towards female directors for female-led roles, black directors for black hero movies – Ryan Coogler is expected to return for Black Panther 2 – it would make sense that, should Fuqua have the meeting, then Blade could be the movie he’s interested in.

We know he’s interested in the vampire side of the Marvel universe and we know that Disney/Marvel own the rights to Blade again.

“As a kid I grew up with comic books. They talked to me about Black Panther years ago, way back in the day. There’s some reason they came up and they talked to me about at Sony, a Marvel character, Morbius [The Living Vampire]…that kinda came up. I don’t know, I have a thirteen-year-old son so I’m watching more of that again and it’s exciting to do that. I’d love to create a new one. Y’know, something that’s closer to what I get excited about,” Fuqua told JoBlo last year.

With him currently lined up to direct the Scarface reboot no matter what will happen it’ll be a while before he does anything.

Let us know what you think…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….