Having earned a bachelor's degree in film from the University of California Los Angeles, Jon Aubrey Divens has produced films and TV series with Walt Disney Film, Warner Bros., and Rocket Media, Inc. Among other films, Jon A. Divens co-produced Blade and Blade II.
The Blade trilogy starred Wesley Snipes as the titular character in all three films with the last of the three, Blade: Trinity, released in 2004. Now, more than 15 years later, Marvel is rebooting the franchise and the vampire-slaying character who himself is a human-turned-vampire. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed plans for the reboot at San Diego Comic Con in 2019.
Feige also noted that two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, known for roles in Moonlight and Green Book, will play Blade. Ali actually pitched the idea of playing Blade to Feige, who noted that Marvel had been looking for ways to reintroduce the vampire hunter into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years.
While there have been no other details released about the film, Blade fans have been asking that Snipes appear in the film as Blade's mentor Whistler. Mark Tonderai has also shown interest in directing the film, which is expected to be released in 2022.