Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater. Instead, Blade’s kitted out with a number of stakes strapped to his arms and legs as well as a crossbow strapped to his back. ", The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four is announced during 2019 Comic-Con International on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.
The Best New Movies That Netflix Added This Week. – perhaps the most unexpected was Mahershala Ali’s casting as Blade, because it was two surprises in one: 1) Blade will be joining the MCU, and 2) Marvel didn’t bring back Wesley Snipes for the part. He basically looks like his character from Green Book just with a sword on his back. And if that doesn’t prove that he means business, just take a look at the imposing sword the MCU hero’s wielding in his bloody hands. "It gets kind of gnarly but good gnarly. The film, to be released in February 2021, will star Simu Liu in the title role of Shang-Chi along with Awkwafina and Tony Leung. "Wandavision" will play into the storyline of the film "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," Feige said. He won his first Oscar, for best supporting actor, in 2016 for “Moonlight,” and won the same prize this year for his portrayal of Don Shirley in “Green Book.” He most recently starred in the third season of HBO’s drama series “True Detective” and appeared in “Alita: Battle Angel.”, It’s not Ali’s first foray in the superhero world. Another popular Marvel hero will get his own show on Disney+ as well, Jeremy Renner reclaims his role in the series "Hawkeye." The Batman Set Photo May Reveal When The Movie Takes Place.

Using a poster of Mahershala Ali as the devious entrepreneur Vector in Alita: Battle Angel, artist @mizuriofficial whipped up a super-cool edit of what the actor might look like as Blade. Fingers crossed. In Marvel Comics, Blade is also known as Eric Brooks, the half-human and half-vampire master martial artist whose mother was killed by a vampire during his birth. PlayStation 5 Finally Fixes A Big Problem With PlayStation S... Apex Legends Season 7 Leak Reveals Abilities For New Charact... Dexter Showrunner Says The Revival Will Act As A Second Fina... Disney Plus Announces Simpsons Forever Celebration. By Amir Vera, Sandra Gonzalez and Scott Huver, CNN. The project is said to have come about after Mahershala Ali called Marvel expressing his interest in Blade following his Academy Award win for his performance in Green Book. Which you can see for yourself down below. Doctor Who 12x10 "The Timeless Child" Review, Doctor Who Season 12x09 "Ascension Of The Cybermen" Review. It's harder. Since then, Blade has mastered his own fighting style to take on various types of monsters and rid the world of vampires. Marvel is rebooting the “Blade” series, and has cast Mahershala Ali to star. Mahershala Ali (/ m ə ˈ h ɜːr ʃ ə l ə /; born Mahershalalhashbaz Gilmore; February 16, 1974) is an American actor and former rapper.He is the recipient of several accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Under the guidance of Marvel, though, we should see a return to form for the character.
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Mahershala Ali Teases Blade Role With Cryptic Social Media Post, Hulk Actor Mark Ruffalo & ‘Blade’ Star Mahershala Ali Snap Selfie At Oscars. Blade is a character in the Marvel universe who is half-human, half-vampire and hunts down the undead. Mahershala Ali’s Blade gears up to fight the undead in the MCU in an impressive new concept design. The original Blade came out in 1998 and one could argue that it was the first superhero movie to reinvigorate the genre coming off of the stank that was Batman & Robin the year before. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Ali has been on a hot streak as of late.

Using a poster of Mahershala Ali as the devious entrepreneur Vector in Alita: Battle Angel, artist @mizuriofficial whipped up a super-cool edit of what the actor might look like as Blade. The daywalker gets an intimidating new look. The character also was adapted to the hit movie ", Ali, who has won Academy Awards for his roles in ". Amazon Reveals Bloody New Teaser For 'The Boys' Season 2, 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 Trailer Released By Netflix, HBO Max Reveals First 'Doom Patrol' Season 2 Trailer, Keanu Reeves' 'Bill And Ted 3' Debuts First Trailer & New Poster. After the presentation, star Scarlett Johansson told CNN the new film would teach viewers what her character "is afraid of and what parts of herself she's afraid of. In the biggest surprise of San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios revealed not only are they making a Blade movie, but it will be starring Mahershala Ali. Updated 1249 GMT (2049 HKT) July 22, 2019 . English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as. The Boys' Boss Is a Marvel Fan But Finds the MCU 'Dangerous', Spider-Man 3's First Look Is Reportedly Coming in 2020, How Adam Sandler Knows if He's Made a Hit Movie or Not, Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor: All the Hidden Ghosts Revealed, George Lucas Also Considered Killing Off Luke Skywalker in Episode VIII, Daily Deals: Save on an LG Ultrawide Monitor, LG 4K OLED and More, 10 other movies and TV shows that will round out Phase, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 10 Easter Eggs And Nods In Joker That You Might've... 10 Moments In Avengers: Endgame That Surprised Eve... Watch: Maguire And Garfield Join The MCU In Spider-Verse Fan... Watch: Joel And Ellie Team Up In The Last Of Us Movie Fan-Ma... Watch: Jason Returns In Awesome Friday The 13th Fan Film. It may come as no surprise that Mahershala Ali is a fan of Blade. "The Eternals" comes next on November 6, 2020, and it will be directed by Chloé Zhao. You’ve got the signature Blade haircut, the shades, the cross around the neck and of course, the weapon of choice.

Last on the slate is "Thor: Love and Thunder," which will hit theaters November 5, 2021, and will star Natalie Portman as the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder. The film will star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. Watch: New Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gameplay Reveals The Fi... Watch: Nicolas Cage Battles Aliens In Crazy Jiu Ji... Watch: Apex Legends Champions Edition Trailer Teas... Watch: First Monster Hunter Trailer Teases A Wild ... Watch: The Mandalorian Season 2 TV Spot Reveals Ne... Perhaps the biggest announcement to come out of Marvel’s 2019 Comic-Con Panel (and the last for a while, thanks to COVID-19) was that two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali will be playing Blade in the reboot of the franchise.

Full details on Mahershala Ali’s Blade are currently unknown, though Kevin Feige confirmed the reboot will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5.