Marvel Studios Hires HBO's WATCHMEN Writer For BLADE Script

Marvel Studios is making progress in developing their upcoming movie BLADE, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR writes:

"Stacy Osei-Kuffour, a playwright who acted as story editor and writer on HBO's acclaimed limited series Watchmen, has been tapped to pen the script for the feature reboot of Marvel’s vampire-hunting franchise. She will be the first Black female scribe to write a Marvel movie. (Nia DaCosta, working on Captain Marvel 2, is Marvel's first Black woman director.)

"The studio has spent the last six months meeting with writers in what was described as a meticulous search... Only Black writers were seriously considered, a reflection of Marvel's focus on diversity and making representation a key factor — especially when tackling nonwhite characters..."

Actor Mahershala Ali is already attached to star as the title character. A release date has yet to be revealed by the studio.