Previous Sword Director Bassam Tariq has shared that he couldn’t be happier to see Yann Demange replace him in the director’s chair in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
In a statement shared on instagramTariq wrote: “The news is finally out: my dear brother Yann Mounir Demange is directing Sword! You guys are in for a real treat. Yann was instrumental in giving me the courage to start developing mogul mowgli. He also played a pivotal role during the publication, helping Riz [Ahmed], my editor (Adam Biskupski) and I get the film across the finish line. During that time and through the pandemic, Yann became a dear friend and brother. I couldn’t be happier for him. As he takes on this role, I am proud to support him as he has supported me.”
Tariq stepped down as director in September 2022 and remained as an executive producer on the next MCU film. After his departure, the production was delayed. Sword, and reports surfaced that declared star Mahershala Ali was disappointed with the film’s “lackluster” script. Despite rumors that X Men ’97 Head writer Beau DeMayo had been tapped to rewrite SwordMichael Starrbury (when they see us) was later revealed as the film’s new screenwriter, apparently replacing former writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour.
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Although it has not been confirmed by Marvel, the new Sword The film is reportedly being shot with a “dark and gritty tone, falling on the edgier side of Marvel fare and maybe even finding[ing] common shading with the fondly remembered Sword movies made in the early 2000s by New Line”. Sword The movies starred Wesley Snipes as the titular Daywalker, a human-vampire hybrid with supernatural abilities who hunted bloodsuckers with an arsenal of high-tech gadgets. The first movie in the supernatural-infused superhero franchise was released in 1998, with sequels coming in 2002 and 2004.
With a new director and writer in place, Marvel Studios is reportedly hoping to get Sword back on track, with the studio targeting a summer 2023 filming window. Sword it is currently expected to be released as the final film of Phase 5 of the MCU, which begins next year with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in February. guardians of the galaxy vol. 3, the wonders, Captain America: New World Order Y Ray round out the list of Marvel Phase 5 movies. Quarter Spiderman The Tom Holland-starring film has also been rumored for Phase 5, but hasn’t been confirmed by Marvel or Sony at this time.
Sword it is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on September 6, 2024.