The Daywalker is set to make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it looks like Marvel Studios has found a director to helm the upcoming reboot of the Blade franchise.

According to Deadline, director Bassam Tariq has been tapped by Marvel Studios to direct the Blade film which will star Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali in the lead. While Deadline is reporting that the deal is not complete, Marvel had no comment at the time of publication which is usually an indication that the Deadline source is correct.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 24: Mahershala Ali poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

Mahershala Ali will take over as the Vampire hunter from Wesley Snipes who played the role in the first trilogy. Ali is best known for his roles in series like Marvel’s Luke Cage and True Detective as well as films like Moonlight, Green Book and the upcoming The Batman for Warner Brothers.

Bassam Tariq is a BAFTA Award winning indie director of films like Ghosts of Sugar Land and Mogul Mowgli.

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