Stacy Osei-Kuffour has inscribed her name into the record books after she was recruited to pen the script for the upcoming blockbuster movie ‘Blade, the Vampire Slayer.’
This makes the Ghanaian, who was a story editor and writer on HBO Watchmen, the first Black woman to write a Marvel film.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, “The studio has spent the last six months meeting with writers in what was described as a meticulous search, with Ali directly involved. Only Black writers were seriously considered, a reflection of Marvel’s focus on diversity and making representation a key factor — especially when tackling nonwhite characters.”
Recall that Blade first made its debut in 1998 and was played by Wesley Snipes who originally portrayed the half-vampire, half-mortal superhero, and slayer of evil vampires.
Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour is a Ghanaian-American playwright, actress, and television and film writer known for her work on Watchmen and PEN15. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2019 for PEN15 and received a Writers Guild Award for her work on Watchmen.