Official: Mahershala Ali To Star As ‘Blade’ in Film Reboot

Published: Saturday 20th Jul 2019 by Rashad

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]


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.’

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  1. Tom July 20, 2019

    Why are they redoing all these good movies…..blade belongs to Wesley. Just make a new movie

    • Drip July 21, 2019

      Damn, why we can’t get another blade? We get all the white hero’s 10xs over. Let that man be Blade and Stfu cause this is a celebration thread!!!! ??????

      • Maxx July 23, 2019

        This is a give YOUR opinion blog so he has the right to voice it however they want. He wasn’t rude or unkind, just stating an opinion. Chill out.

  2. C July 20, 2019

    I am so excited for this!!! I love the original blade movies!!! Honestly not 100% sure how I feel about mahershela in the role as Wesley was the living embodiment of blade (I just can’t picture anyone else). But so excited! I hope we don’t have to wait too long for it! Good luck mahershela!!! Marvel really made a lot of exciting announcements!!! Kevin Feige is a genius!! PS I also believe because of Black Panthers success they chose to reboot Blade – its a given that this will also be a box office success.

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  3. Clarkson July 20, 2019

    Damn, marvel is whooping DC’s behind

    The number of marvel films lined up for phase 4 are all going to be billion dollar hits.

    DC cant even get batman or superman right.

    Marhersala will be awesome. He has a s*** body and can act very well.

    • Keith July 21, 2019

      @Clarkson: LOL….you are so right. And I grew up on DC and so want them to win. But oh well……..

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  5. Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. July 21, 2019

    He is ugly and too skinny to play Blade, they should have gotten the actor who played Luke Cage to play Blade or somebody who looked like him or even a light skin actor would have been cool.

  6. Keith July 21, 2019

    I am here for Mahershala in anything. And I enjoyed the Blade series…

  7. 7E July 21, 2019

    not bad.

  8. Tyty July 21, 2019

    They need to stop playing cat and mouse and confirm black panther. Nobody gives a rats ass about captain marvel or fantastic 4. Confirm films people actually want to see and anticipate. Blade should have been hopefully it’s R rated. DC would actually do a lot better with their more obscure super heroes. I think The Batman with Robert Pattinson will be good.

  9. Meteorite July 21, 2019

    Mahershala Ali is a good replacement for Wesley Snipes!
    I’m excited for this! Blade will get the exposure it deserves now!

  10. Maxx July 23, 2019

    I loved Wesley Snipes in this but they cast the PERFECT replacement!!! Sorry Wesley. I think he will definitely do the part justice & he is a well respected actor. Congrats to you Mahershela

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