Mahershala Ali has taken to social media to respond to Wesley Snipes’ recent reaction to the Moonlight actor’s casting as the new Blade for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One of the biggest surprises to come from Marvel Studios out of San Diego Comic-Con was the announcement that Mahershala Ali would be taking on the role of Blade for the character’s debut in the MCU. Shortly after Wesley Snipes released a statement regarding the casting of Mahershala Ali as the new Blade, Mahershala Ali himself took to Instagram, sharing an image of Wesley Snipes’ Blade along with fitting crown and sword emojis.
You can check out Mahershala Ali’s post of Wesley Snipes’ Blade below!
So what do you think? Are you excited that Mahershala Ali will be replacing Wesley Snipes as the next Blade? Are you disappointed Wesley Snipes’ Blade won’t be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments below!
Details on Mahershala Ali’s Blade remain under wraps, but Kevin Feige has confirmed the reboot will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 5. The new Blade project is said to have come about after Mahershala Ali called Marvel expressing his desire to play the character following his second Academy Award win for his performance in 2018’s 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.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Marvel Studios’ Blade reboot, Mahershala Ali, and Wesley Snipes as we learn it.
The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters
Marvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.
The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel Thailand