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Mahershala Ali Cast as ‘Blade’ in Marvel’s Upcoming Reboot

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The MCU gains a new star.

In case you were wondering whether all of your favorites would inevitably be absorbed into Marvel‘s unending expansion of the MCU, the answer, as we learned from last night’s Comic-Con reveal, is yes.

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The latest star to join the comic-book-turned-big-screen-giant’s decades-long cinematic spectacle is Mahershala Ali. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Moonlight star has been cast as Blade in Marvel’s upcoming reboot of the vampire-slaying franchise, despite earlier reports of the studio eying Wesley Snipes for a reprisal of his role from the original trilogy.

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It won’t be Ali’s first run with the studio. Last year, he voiced Uncle Aaron in the widely-lauded animated feature, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and made a far-too-brief appearance as Cottonmouth in the first season of the now axed Luke Cage series. No date was announced for the new Blade take, but with 10 new titles slated for the post-Endgame era (more on that in a bit,) it shouldn’t be long now.

Hold tight for updates in the weeks and months ahead.

 

 

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Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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