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Blade Movie Gets Its Director & Batgirl Movie News Ep. 200 - T3Medias

1. From Variety: “In the Heights” star Leslie Grace and “Five Feet Apart” actress Haley Lu Richardson are emerging as top contenders to take the role of Barbara Gordon in “Batgirl,” the upcoming HBO Max superhero film. “Batgirl” will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directing pair behind “Bad Boys for Life,” one of the few box office successes of pandemic-ravaged 2020.

2. From Deadline: After a thorough search that involved months of meeting a slew of talent, Marvel’s new Blade movie has found its director. While a deal is not yet done, sources tell Deadline that Bassam Tariq, best known for directing the Riz Ahmed film Mogul Mowgli, is in talks to helm the new adaptation of the popular comic with Mahershala Ali set to play the iconic vampire hunter. Stacy Osei-Kuffour is on board to pen the script with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige producing.


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