Blade Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Starring Mahershala Ali

The half-human vampire hunter is getting an all-new film adaptation.

By Chris Morse

Over the weekend, Marvel Studios took to the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H stage and announced a huge lineup of upcoming movies and television shows. Among those new reveals are a Gothic- and horror- tinged new Doctor Strange sequel and an all-new Blade film! Best of all, the studio has tapped award-winning actor Mahershala Ali to play the leading role of Blade.

Ali won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 2016’s Moonlight and recently received an Emmy nomination for his stellar performance in the third season of HBO’s True Detective. Needless to say, the actor is in good company within the MCU and should make for an excellent Blade.

Details are still pretty thin at the moment, but it’s looking like this movie will not be part of the studio’s fourth “phase” of films following the conclusion of the third with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home. This means that Blade will likely fall into a release date sometime in 2022, since a number of phase four movies were already dated for the next two years, so fans still have quite a long wait to see this character come to life on the big screen again.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo