Despite Wesley Snipes providing hopes of something special about making a return to the Blade franchise. It looks as if MCU has a new actor to play Blade. It ‘s none other than the crowned actor and 2 time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.
He won Oscars for his role in Moonlight and Green Book. Except this no more information was released whether the role will be in film, TV or both. They revealed a new logo for the franchise.
Blade to add one more feather in his cap
Wesley Snipes was the vampire slayer for the trilogy which brought many laurels. He was the one who played the role of Daywalker the martial artist in the trilogy. In 1998’s Blade which was the first successful Marvel Comics film, continued by Blade II in 2002 and finally 2004’s Blade Trinity.
Unfortunately, he was substituted as rapper Sticky Fingaz for Blade TV series. But the Series didn’t go well and was brought down only after one season in 2006.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 21, 2019
The Blade trilogy helped shepherd comics and superheroes to the big screen. Combining the collections of all three films the movie earned over $400 million at the box office.
The Blade character was created way back in 1973 by Marv Wolfman as a supporting character in the comic book “The Tomb of Dracula”.
Ali in for another gem performance
Something which the studio needs to figure out at some point is to balance Ali’s role as Blade and as Cornell from Netflix’ series, which in turn is also a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mahershala Ali fans are super excited with the news and are expecting that the superstar will do justice to this role as well. He has always given his best to whatever comes his way and hopefully, this will also be one of those instances.
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