Mahershala Ali Starring As Blade In The Upcoming Reboot

This Comic-Con in San Diego, Marvel revealed some surprising and exciting news that they are brining us the reboot of Blade.

Blade's first appearance was in the 1973 comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10, as a supporting character created by writer Marv Wolfman. He is a vampire hunter, half-mortal, half-immortal, who tries to rid the world of vampires as a way of avenging his mother, who was killed by a vampire as she gave birth to him. 

Wesley Snipes starred as the lead in David S. Goyer's Blade franchise, which began with the 1998 original and was followed by two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity. Although Wesley Snipes won't be returning for the title role,Oscar-winning star of Moonlight Mahershala Ali will star as the lead role who has superhuman strength and senses who hunts vampires.

After the presentation, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that Ali called the studio after winning the Oscar for his work on Green Book. "When Mahershala calls, you answer," Feige said. At the meeting, Ali came right out and said that he wanted to do Blade. That was that.

There's no updates on the plot or how it may cross over into other Marvel movies, but we are excited to see what Marvel will bring and so is the rest of the world.

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