Comic-Con: Mahershala Ali is the MCU’s Blade!
Despite Wesley Snipes having made overtures about returning to the Blade franchise, it seems the MCU has a new actor to play the vampire slayer: 2-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book, Moonlight)! Not much else was revealed, including whether the character will exist in film, streaming TV or both. They did reveal a new logo, which you can check out in the gallery below!
Wesley Snipes played the martial artist Daywalker three times, in 1998’s Blade (the first successful Marvel Comics film), 2002’s Blade II and 2004’s Blade Trinity. He was replaced by rapper Sticky Fingaz for Spike’s Blade TV series, which only lasted one season in 2006.
The Blade Trilogy from New Line Cinema helped shepherd comic books and superheroes to the big screen. Combined, the three films brought in over $400 million at the global box office. Blade was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan as a supporting character in the comic book “The Tomb of Dracula” #10 in July of 1973.
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