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JOHN WICK DIRECTOR WANTS TO TAKE A STAB AT BLADE REBOOT

Two years ago I got excited when Kevin Feige announced at Comic Con that a Blade reboot was in the works with Mahershala Ali taking over the role as the ass-kicking daywalker.

We haven’t heard much since in regards to the status of the film, until now. We still have no idea who’s writing the script, or who’s directing, but word on the street is that Hollywood stuntman turned director Chad Stahelski is interested in taking a crack at the reboot.

Stahelski has been working in the industry for almost three decades, rising to fame as Keanu Reeves’ stunt double in The Matrix films. It was their friendship that had Reeves seek out Stahelski and David Leich (who also worked on the Matrix stunt team) to co-direct the first John Wick film.

Stahelski has since gone on to direct JW chapters 2, and 3 and is gearing up to direct chapters 4 and 5. Stahelski also worked as a second unit stunt director on films Captain America: Civil War, and Birds of Prey.

Here’s what he told comicbook.com about wanting to take on the Blade reboot:

“As far as doing my own, I’m not a gigantic superhero guy, but I enjoy the movies,” he tells us. “I love the Avengers. I loved Captain America. I like James Gunn’s take on Guardians. I really dig him (Taika Waititi) as a director and what he’s done with that. Ragnarok, I felt was really funny. I thought that was clever. I’ve come around.”

He adds, “If the opportunity ever came, I would like to take a stab at…the one that really jumps out to me would be like Blade. If they were going to redo Blade or something like that, just because I feel that one, for some reason, the vampire martial art action vibe. That would be a cool one to stretch and try and reinvent.”

I would love to see Chad’s take on Blade. I’ve always said that in regards to the stunts and fight scenes, Blade should fight like the guys in The Raid films.

So if Chad doesn’t get the opportunity to direct the Blade reboot (he has two John Wick sequels and a Highlander reboot in the works), I hope Chad’s 87Eleven stunt team gets to work on the film.

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