Pakistani-American Bassam Tariq in talks to direct Marvel Studio's new film Blade

Pakistani-American Bassam Tariq in talks to direct Marvel Studio's new film Blade

The movie is expected to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's phase four.
20 Jul, 2021

Karachi born director and producer Bassam Tariq is currently in talks with Marvel Studios to direct its upcoming film Blade, according to Variety.

The movie is an off-shoot of the highly successful trilogy that began in 1998 with the movie Blade. It includes 2002’s Blade II and 2004’s Blade Trinity. The story revolved around a half human, half vampire vigilante who protected human beings from villainous vampire creatures.

Previously, Tariq co-directed the acclaimed documentary These Birds Walk, which revolves around the life of a runaway boy in Karachi and also highlights the humanitarian efforts of late philantrophist Abdul Sattar Edhi. The documentary was named one of the 50 best foreign films of the 21st century by the New Yorker. Tariq is also a TED Fellow and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film".

According to Variety, the upcoming movie will star Muslim-American and Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali who is known for his performance in the movie Green Book. Ali was announced as the vigilante vampire hunter at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. Marvel Studios has not announced the exact date of the movie release. Blade is expected to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four.


Zak Jul 20, 2021 04:04pm
Pakistani talent is recognised world over. Bassam will do a superb job.
LgbtqX Jul 20, 2021 04:44pm
Good luck buddy.
Nazim Jul 20, 2021 06:42pm
my fellow karachiite! all the good things for you.
Nazim khan Jul 21, 2021 12:34am
Another propaganda movie to malign the country.
Glen D'Abreo Jul 21, 2021 08:51am
Pakistanis and Pakistanis with Pakistanis are making inroad abroad to help display the vast talent, But the media in Pakistan which includes film, television are still close minded and produce repeat stories and do not to chances to stir the pot. If they make films about serious issues they are condemned by the "only promote good things about Pakistan" brigade. Actors spend way too much time on selfies about themselves, selling products or their lavish life styles. Some need more schooling in the art of acting and others need to forgo their looks to take challenging rules where audience are amazed by their acting skills not their appearances. Films should be thought provoking that stirs creativity.
Glen D'Abreo Jul 21, 2021 10:50pm
@Nazim khan you don't know the content of the film but you spearhead the idiotic concept that anyone who does have propaganda movie agenda to malign the country?