Mahershala Ali’s ‘Blade’ Reboot Is Not Part Of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirms that the recently-announced Blade movie starring Mahershala Ali is not going to be a part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In a backstage interview with Collider at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Kevin Feige affirmed the film featuring Mahershala Ali as the vampire hunter will not be released during the upcoming slate of movies, but it will be on the horizon. However, Feige did allude that the schedule can quickly change.

“Things can move, things can change as they did when you go back and look at what we talked about five years ago for Phase 3, but we’ve been working on this for quite a while and it’s pretty set.”

Check out what Feige had to say in the short clip from the interview below.

During yesterday’s Marvel Studios Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that Mahershala Ali has signed on to play Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mahershala Ali has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Moonlight and Green Book.

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. Since then, Blade has mastered his own fighting style to take on various types of monsters and rid the world of vampires.

Wesley Snipes first portrayed the eponymous hero in 1998’s Blade and returned for the sequel directed by Guillermo del Toro. Blade Trinity marked his final appearance as the character.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more news on Mahershala Ali’s Blade reboot and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Source: Collider

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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