Marvel Studios just snagged another talented indie director for Blade. Deadline is reporting that Bassam Tariq is asked to helm Mahershala Ali‘s Blade film. Tariq recently directed Mogul Mowgli, a drama film starring Riz Ahmed that has a whopping 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Deadline is also reporting that Marvel Studios was initially looking for a director who would write the movie but ended up separating the two roles. Dozens of directors were met by Marvel but it was Tariq’s pitch and vision that won Kevin Feige over. We’re still far off from this film premiering but hearing about this hiring just gets all of us here excited.