Mahershala Ali To Star As ‘Blade’ in Film Reboot

Marvel fans are still losing it at the number of bombshells dropped at Saturday’s (July 20) Comic-Con.

In addition to announcing the schedule for the next slew of their movies to hit screens in the coming months, it was also confirmed that ‘Black Panther 2,’ ‘Captain Marvel 2,’ and a ‘Fantastic Four’reboot are among the studio’s rumored efforts currently in the works.

The “cherry on top” may have come right before the convention’s end with the revelation that 2-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali had signed on to assume the role of ‘Blade’:

The original from New Line Cinema starred Wesley Snipes. It was an R-rated film, so it will be interesting to see if Disney’s MCU goes for a version like that. Blade follows a half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. New Line churned out three films. [source]

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Fans of the studio’s epic works know Ali is no stranger to the MC Universe as he’s portrayed the roles of “Cottonmouth” in the Netflix ‘Luke Cage’ series and “Prowler” in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’