Marvel India accidentally reveal ‘Blade’ release date in MCU phase 4 slate

Marvel India has announced the release slates of upcoming MCU phase four movies including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and more.

Marvel India also revealed that the upcoming Blade reboot is slated for 7 October 2022 release. This information hadn’t been previously announced. It was surprising to see Blade in the list as the movie hasn’t even begun filming yet.

As per reports, it is more likely that Marvel India has accidentally mentioned Blade instead of another movie on the same date.

Directed by Bassam Tariq starring Academy winner Mahershala Ali, the new Blade film will introduce the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Blade was previously played in three films by Wesley Snipes, prior to the MCU era.

Bassam Tariq is the sixth person of colour to direct a movie for Marvel, following the previous directors including Ryan Coogler, Chloé Zhao, Destin Cretton, Taika Waititi and Nia DaCosta, as Marvel want to produce a diversified global contents.

Star and Disney India VP and head of studios Bikram Duggal said, “Disney has always been at the forefront of innovative and immersive storytelling and we continue to stay committed to bringing unique stories that will entertain audiences across the country. In the coming months we will have an exciting slate that includes many Super Hero spectacles ushering in the new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with the release of Eternals this Diwali. Cinema has always been a key medium that brings people together for memorable experiences, and we are looking forward to creating magic on the big screen once again with our diverse and exciting content.”

The Indian release dates of upcoming Marvel movies are:

The Last Duel – 22 October

Ron’s Gone Wrong – 29 October

Eternals – 5 November

Encanto – 26 November

West Side Story – 10 December

The King’s Man – 24 December


Death on the Nile – 11 February

Turning Red – 11 March

Doctor Strange: Multiverse Of Madness – 25 March

Thor: Love and Thunder – 6 May

Lightyear -17 June

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – 8 July

Blade – 7 October

The Marvels – 11 November

Sequel to Avatar – 16 December

These movies is all set to release in Indian theaters as theaters have reopened in many parts of the country. Mostly these movies will be available on Disney Plus Hotstar after their theatrical release window.