Shocking news to conclude this Saturday night as Marvel’s Kevin Feige has just announced at the ongoing San Diego Comic-Con that Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali (Green Book, Moonlight, “True Detective”, “House of Cards”) is your new Blade!
There are no other details as of this writing other than this will be a brand new Blade film included in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The original adaptation, produced and distributed by New Line Cinema, was an R-rated film that starred Wesley Snipes as the daywalker, a half-vampire, half-mortal man who becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. It would become a trilogy that also saw a short-lived television series. Snipes had recently been campaigning for a return and there’s hope amongst fans that he’ll have a role in the new incarnation.
If you want a taste of what Ali might look like in the new Blade, below you can check out some cool fan art created shockingly fast by BossLogic.