With the studio’s ongoing focus on diversity, Marvel has made a concerted effort to make sure this movie has an African-American writer. This surely fits the bill as Marvel hires its first Black female writer on any film – and for a film that stars an iconic Black superhero at that.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Marvel Studios is hiring Stacy Osei-Kuffour as the head writer for the upcoming Blade solo movie within the MCU. Osei-Kuffour also served as the writer for HBO’s Watchmen
Featuring a primarily African-American cast and crew, Blade will tell the story of the noted half-vampire/half-human vampire hunter as the MCU takes a new dive into the supernatural realm. Wesley Snipes’ original Blade from 1998 was one of the pioneers in modern-day superhero movies, and Marvel Studios is hoping to have that same level of success over two decades later.