Details about the Mahershala Ali-led Blade film have been sparse. A rumor seems to reveal the new direction for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot.
The newest Blade rumor comes from Hollywood insider DanielRPK, claiming that the MCU movie will feature Mia Goth as the villain Lilith attempting to kidnap Blade’s daughter to create an army of immortal Daywalkers. Lilith is also rumored to wield the Ebony Blade despite Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman (who later becomes Black Knight and wields the same weapon) seemingly not being involved in the project.
It’s certainly interesting to center the Blade reboot on his daughter, Brielle Brooks, given the character only debuted in the comics in 2022. If this rumor is to be believed, it seems the MCU is taking an entirely unique approach with Blade. While a gamble, talents like Mahershala Ali and Mia Goth as Blade and Lilith should make this film a home run.
The talent behind Marvel’s Blade movie
Yann Demange, known for directing White Boy Rick and ’71, is at the helm of Marvel’s Blade movie, with a script penned by Michael Green, who wrote Logan. Bassam Tariq was initially set to direct but had to step down due to scheduling conflicts.
The original cast of Blade included Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre, and Milan Ray, but it’s uncertain if they’re still attached to the project since it was supposed to begin production in November 2022 before undergoing a creative overhaul.
Blade is being produced by Marvel Studios veterans Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito and Eric Hauserman Carroll, with Bassam Tariq receiving an executive producer credit despite leaving the director’s chair. The movie is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 7, 2025.
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