Watchmen’s Stacy Osei-Kuffour tapped Marvel’s blade!
After Marvel Studios confirmed during Disney Investor Day that the Mahershala Ali-led project would be a movie, they found the writer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe blade in the form of Guardian Story Editor Stacy Osei-Kuffour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Sources report that the blockbuster studio has been working with various writers for the past six months to find the right writer for the project. The Emmy and Oscar winner was also directly involved in the search. The studio also reportedly looked only at black writers to take on the project to continue their focus on diversity and make representation a key factor in their work, especially after the original three films were written and one directed by David S. Goyer had been.
Not only does Osei-Kuffour’s hiring continue those efforts in the studio, it also makes her the first black female writer to write a Marvel movie, a milestone coming a few months later Candy man Helmer Nia DaCosta became the first black director at Marvel by signing up to the top Captain Marvel 2. In addition to GuardianOsei-Kuffour, on which she wrote an episode, was a story editor at Amazon Hunter and Executive Story Editor at HBO Run and wrote an episode of Hulu PEN15, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Wesley Snipes played the martial artist Daywalker three times in 1998 blade (the first successful Marvel Comics film), 2002 Blade II and 2004 Blades Trinity. He was replaced by rapper Sticky Fingaz for Spike’s blade TV series that lasted only one season in 2006.
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The blade New Line Cinema’s trilogy helped bring comics and superheroes to the big screen. Together, the three films grossed over $ 400 million at the box office worldwide. Blade was created in July 1973 by the writer Marv Wolfman and the artist Gene Colan as a supporting character in the comic book “The Tomb of Dracula” # 10.
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