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Guess Who’s Playing “Blade” In Marvel’s Reboot Of The Legendary Film

On Saturday, 20th July 2019, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, surprised everyone at Comic-Con with an announcement. He made known the celebrity set to play the role of the character, Blade, in the film.


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Mahershala Ali would be one of the new additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel cast Mahershala Ali as the iconic vampire hunter, Eric Brooks or Blade, in the Blade reboot.



For those who missed those Snipes, Blade is a half-human, half-immortal vampire hunter who stalks supernatural threats throughout the Marvel Comics Universe.


Blade was originally played by Wesley Snipes in 1998. It was based on a character of the same name in the Marvel Comics. However, Feige wanted to do something different and “awesome” since Marvel Studios acquired the rights in 2013.


Mahershala Ali cast as Blade
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Feige revealed that he first had Mahershala Ali in mind for the role. But Ali was not yet ready for the Blade reboot. This was because he was booked and busy for a long time.


Feige said he was flattered when the two time Academy Award winner eventually came to him directly for the role of Blade. He, in fact, he described it as “the greatest experience ever”.


Mahershala Ali to Play Blade
Photo: Marvel Studios


Feige announced a bunch of upcoming Phase four film and series. and Blade will be one of them. Although Marvel is yet to announce a release date, it will definitely be an exciting and inspiring project.


Check out other news from Marvel, as well as another exciting reboot to look forward to.


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