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SDCC: Kevin Feige Confirms That Blade Reboot Won’t Come Until Phase 5 in MCU

July 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is dipping its toes into vampiric waters with a Blade reboot announced at San Diego Comic-Con, but that won’t happen until Phase Five. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke with Collider and confirmed that the Mahershala Ali-starring reboot, which was announced at Saturday night’s panel, would not be part of Phase Four.

Feige said that the films revealed last night as Phase Four entries — Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder — comprise the entirety of Phase Four. “It is the complete Phase Four the way I announced the complete Phase Three five years ago,” he said. “Things can move, things can change as they did if you go back and look at what we talked about five years ago for Phase Three, but we’ve been working on this for quite a while and it’s pretty set. But there are always changes possible.”

On the TV side, Phase Four also includes the announced Disney+ series of Hawkeye, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and What If… ?. That means that Blade, the X-Men and Fantastic Four films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 will all be Phase Five or later.

Phase Four will officially kick off with Black Widow on May 1st of 2020.