Kevin Feige revealed how far into development Mahershala Ali’s Blade film, teasing that more news will be on the way soon.
After the monumental announcement at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 that Mahershala Ali will star in a Blade movie in Marvel Studios’ Phase 5 slate, fans have been eager to learn about the future of the vampire hunter in live-action. Unfortunately the huge wave of news that came out of the Disney Investor presentation didn’t include a first look at the actor as Blade or explain where the story will go, but Mahershala Ali previously revealed that the project has been in the works for some time. However Kevin Feige was at least kind enough to offer a brief update on the solo movie during the presentation.
When speaking to investors (and the fans watching of course), Kevin Feige swiftly explained that the story for Mahershala Ali’s Blade film is coming together. He also emphasised that there are more announcements coming “very, very soon.” It’s not clear whether the film will be a straight-up origin movie or if it’ll throw audiences right in the middle of the vampire-hunting action. It’ll be interesting to see who the studio gets to helm the film, although the Bad Boys 3 directors previously pointed out they’d like a shot at Blade. Take a look at Kevin Feige’s update on the Mahershala Ali film below.
“As we announced at Comic-Con last year, we’re moving ahead with Blade, starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. The development and storylines are coming together, and we’ll have announcements very, very soon.”
What do you make of Kevin Feige’s Blade news? Are you excited to see Mahershala Ali hunt vampires in the reboot? Sound-off in the comments below!
Full details on Mahershala Ali’s Blade are currently unknown, though Kevin Feige confirmed the reboot will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5. 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.
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 first sequel directed by Guillermo del Toro before making what is now his final appearance as the character in Blade Trinity.
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