Whereas different Marvel motion pictures talked about at San Diego Comedian-Con over the weekend supplied up extra particulars, the massive reveal everybody was speaking about was the super-brief, last-minute announcement that Mahershala Ali would star in a Blade reboot. Whereas subsequent to no particulars had been revealed at Comedian-Con, extra Blade reboot information has began to trickle in, together with a affirmation the Blade reboot launch received’t occur till after Section four, and that Mahershala Ali personally requested the position.
"When Mahershala Ali needs to satisfy, you are taking the assembly."
— Fandango (@Fandango) July 21, 2019
How did Mahershala Ali find yourself touchdown the position of Blade? Easy: he requested for it. Within the video above, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirms that Ali personally referred to as him as much as ask for the position. And THR confirms that shortly after profitable his second Oscar for Inexperienced Ebook, Ali contacted Feige and “got here proper out and stated that he needed to do Blade.”
So when would possibly we see this new Blade film? In response to Feige, not for some time. As a result of the Section four line-up revealed at SDCC is the full line-up. As Feige instructed Collider:
“It’s the full Section 4 the best way I introduced the entire Section Three 5 years in the past—issues can transfer, issues can change as they did for those who return and take a look at what we talked about 5 years in the past for Section Three, however we’ve been engaged on this for fairly some time and it’s fairly set. However there are all the time modifications potential.”
Feige then went on to verify Blade isn’t a part of Section four, which suggests we received’t see Ali because the half-human/half-vampire for some time – not till Section 5 at the very least, and perhaps even later. That places it someplace after 2022. It’s price noting that whereas Marvel loves asserting their plans years upfront like this, plans change. As an example: keep in mind when Inhumans was going to be a film?
In any case, casting Ali as Blade is a superb alternative. Whereas I’m undecided Blade as a personality suits into the present MCU as we all know it, the oldsters at Marvel have a number of years to iron that out. I simply hope they don’t water the character down. I’m not a stickler for R-ratings, however I really feel like Blade is the one comedian ebook property that actually wants to be rated R. And with that in thoughts, I actually hope Ali will get to say “Some motherfuckers are all the time making an attempt to ice skate uphill.”