MCU Blade: Release date, cast & everything we know

Sam Comrie
An image of mashershala ali as blade in the mcuMarvel Studios, Reddit: iMizurii

Marvel Studios are revamping Blade for a new era in the MCU. From trailers to the plot, here is everything we know about the new Blade movie.

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.

Marvel Studios is all set to reboot the character for the MCU, so here’s everything you need to know.


MCU Blade: When will it be released?

Blade will be released on November 3, 2023, as part of the MCU Phase Five. You can check out the Phase Five timeline here.

MCU Blade: Who will be in it?

The MCU iteration of Blade was announced at SDCC 2019. So far, the cast contains the following: Mahershala Ali, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre.

Ali will stepping into the shoes of Blade himself, portraying a fresh version of the iconic daywalker.

An image of Mahershala Ali as Blade in the MCUYouTube: Films That Rock
Mahershala Ali appeared at San Diego Comic Con in 2019 to surprise fans.

MCU Blade: Trailers

A trailer for Blade has yet to be released, with production beginning from July 4 according to the Film and Television Industry Alliance.

We’ll update this article upon any trailer releases. 

MCU Blade: 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.

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.