BLADE Update: When Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced and spilled the beans that Mahershala Ali, who starred in Luke Cage, will play the Day-walker himself, Blade in a forthcoming picture. The Oscar winner has become one of Hollywood’s most popular actors in recent years, winning Oscars for both Moonlight and Also the Green Book.
The Blade was last portrayed by Wesley Snipes in a Blade series in the 1990s and early 2000s, and now it is obvious that the MCU will be leaving behind its old star lead and introducing a new star protagonist.
Marvels New Path
The news of a fresh Blade was greeted with mixed feelings. Many people were ecstatic to learn that Ali will be taking up the part that Wesley Snipes made popular. Snipes featured in the trilogy, and the first two installments, Blade and Blade II, were critically acclaimed.
However, Blade: Trinity, the third installment, was welcomed with a less than ecstatic reception. The show came to an end. Fans of Snipes, on the other hand, were quick to express their displeasure with the latest statement.
The first day-walking vampire slayer is still desperately wanted by die-hard fans of his.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, asserts that the studio has always desired to return to Blade’s universe. Who doesn’t enjoy a vampire slayer who is half-vampire? It always was a possibility, but it appeared to be pushed to the side.
It wasn’t until Feige was working on the new Doctor Strange narrative that he realized it was time to come back to Blade. The otherworldly nature of Doctor Strange, Feige believed, could lead itself to a major exploration of Blade.
Who is Ali Marshalla
Mahershala Ali is a 2-time Academy Award winner, having won the first for Best Supporting Actor in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight in 2016. For his depiction of Don Shirley in the 2018 movie The Green Book, he won his second Academy Award and also a Golden Globe.
Ali has already been in Hollywood for quite more than a decade, but it’s only been in the last few years that his popularity has grown. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was his first significant film role.
Ali rose to prominence with his supporting part in Netflix’s political drama House of Cards, and he also acted as Boggs in The Hunger Games, the second and third parts.
He most recently appeared as Detective Wayne Hays in HBO’s critically acclaimed series True Detective. Ali is a well-known figure in the Marvel Universe. In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, he voiced Uncle Aaron, and in Netflix’s Luke Cage, he played Cornell Stokes.
Marvel’s Plan For Blade
With Disney focusing on its new video platform Disney Plus, it’s unclear if Blade will become a streamed product or maybe something we’ll see on the big screen.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye are among the Marvel Phase 4 series that will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus. In addition to the Disney Plus shows, Feige said that Phase 4 will bring Black Widow, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals, and Thor: Love and Thunder to the big screen, as well as the Captain Marvel sequel, The With all of these major programs on the horizon, it’s difficult to predict if Blade will receive the massive screen treatment or not.
Obviously, Feige did not admit to a launch date so early in the game, other than to state it will be in Phase 5. With Phase 4 only getting started, it might be another 2 to 3 years before we can see this new Blade. With that in view, it’s unclear whether or not the Marvel’s Blade narrative would be an origin story.
Feige did not specify whether it will be a full reboot or if it will begin with Blade already formed. This signifies that no one has sought a writer to put the narrative together.
There hasn’t been a director picked either, however they may have some names in mind. Anything is conceivable at this point in the game. Ali has been the only actor that has been announced to be part of Blade.
Release Date Of BLADE
It won’t be too long until further details about the new Blade are revealed as part of Marvel’s Phase 4 release. Blade fans appear to be pleased with the franchise’s new direction. As we wait for the first public photographs of Marshall Ali as the next Daywalker, people have started creating their own fan art showing him as Blade.
The blade is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s forthcoming projects that is shrouded in mystery. Except for the fact that Marvel Studios has previously announced that Mahershala Ali would play Blade in the MCU.
Due to the lack of an announced release date for Blade, progress on the project has stalled. However, it was just announced that Delroy Lindo, star of Da 5 Bloods, has joined the project in an unspecified role.