Blade MCU movie: Release date, cast, plot & more

Mahershala Ali and Wesley Snipes as Blade20th Century Studios/New Line Cinema

Marvel Studios are set to bring Blade black for a new era in the MCU – here’s everything we know about the vampire superhero movie, from its release date to cast and plot details.

Before gods and titans fell out of the sky, Wesley Snipes suited up as Eric Brooks – aka Blade.

Ushering in a darker era of superhero movies, the David S. Goyer-penned feature has remained a favorite among Marvel fans.

Much to the excitement of fans, Marvel Studios is all set to reboot the character with a fresh cast and direction. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the MCU Blade film.

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Blade MCU release date

Blade will be released on February 14, 2025.

Its release date was originally set for September 6, 2024, but this was pushed forward a year by Disney in June 2023 amid a slew of major changes to its movie schedule.

It will be the last movie in the MCU’s Phase Five, coming after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, The Marvels, Captain America: New World Order, and Thunderbolts.

Blade MCU cast: Who will be in it?

Mahershala Ali will star as Eric Brooks, aka Blade, alongside Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre, and Mia Goth.

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Goth, who starred in last year’s X and Pearl as well as Infinity Pool, is the latest addition to the cast. It’s unclear who she’ll be playing in the movie.

And while director Bassam Tariq had been attached to helm the project, Tariq has stepped down from the role and will instead serve as an executive producer. Marvel told the Hollywood Reporter that the decision was “due to continued shifts” in the “production schedule.”

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On November 21, 2022, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Lovecraft Country director Yann Demange is joining Blade as the director. THR also reports that Michael Starrbury will be joining the project as a writer.

Blade MCU trailer: Is there a trailer?

A trailer for Blade has yet to be released, and given the film has just been delayed to 2024, it’ll be a while before we see any footage.

If you want a quick dopamine hit, you can check out the moment Mahershala Ali was announced as the new Blade below:

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We’ll update this article upon any trailer releases. 

Blade MCU plot: What will it be about?

The plot of the reboot is unknown at this point, but it won’t be the first time we’ve met Ali’s Blade. In the end credits of Chloe Zhao’s Eternals, Ali depicted Blade off-screen via a voice cameo, speaking with Kit Harrington’s soon-to-be Black Knight.

According to a leak from Geek Vibe Nation, the film will take place across an 80-year span, starting in 1900 and ending in 1980. However, this timeline is yet to be confirmed by Marvel or those working on the project.

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There has also recently been an alleged plot leak from the /tv/ board on 4Chan, though this should obviously be taken with a grain of salt, that states that the film will end by following the life of Blade’s daughter, Brielle Brooks. The plot is also said to begin in the 1920s with Blades pregnant mother, where she receives treatment from a vampire that tries to prey on her. None of this has been confirmed however.

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We’re expecting to see familiar characters such as Blade’s trusted partner Abraham Whistler or his original mentor, Jamal Afari. Who Blade will face off against is intriguing too, as The Boys star Anthony Starr has been rumored to portray Dracula.

The villain previously appeared in Wesley Snipes’ trilogy, so we’re not sure whether Kevin Feige and his team will want to showcase old ground on the big screen.

That’s everything we know about the Blade MCU movie. In the meantime, check out our other superhero hubs below:

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