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When is Marvel’s Blade coming out? Release date, cast & plot

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:29

by Emma Soteriou

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Marvel’s Blade was only announced in 2019, but is already building up plenty of speculation over who will be joining the creative team. Here is everything we know about the movie so far.

Blade will be a reboot of the original movie, which was released in 1998. Following its release, the movie got a spin-off called Blade: The Iron Cross, which acted as a prequel.

After a successful run over 20 years ago, there’s no surprise that Marvel want to revive the vampire slayer’s story.

Here, we are going to run through any details we have so far for a release date, cast, plot and more.

Mahershala Ali at San Diego Comic Con in 2019
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Mahershala Ali at San Diego Comic Con in 2019

Release date

Blade is still in development but will be a part of the MCU’s phase 5. As phase 4 movie releases are set to be ongoing until 2022, Blade is expected to receive a late 2022 release at the earliest.

The ongoing global health situation means it’s likely to be pushed back even further, especially as other Marvel projects, including Shang-Chi and Eternals, have also been delayed.

Cast and plot

Mahershala Ali will be taking on the main role of Eric Brooks in the MCU, as announced at San Diego Comic Con in 2019.

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Ali spoke about the role on The Tight Rope podcast, where he explained his connection to the original Blade actor, Wesley Snipes, saying “people used to joke and say we looked alike”.

Marvel are currently looking for writers for the movie, with them hoping to take on Black creatives, following in the same footsteps as Black Panther.

There is no confirmed director for the project yet, but there has been interest in the role. In an interview with Comic Book Movie, Locke and Key director Mark Tonderai said: “I’d love to do Blade. Blade, for me, is right up my street in terms of my sensibilities.”

As for the plot, it’s still unknown, due to the movie only being in its early stages. If the original is anything to go by there will be plenty of action, as we see the half-vampire daywalker become a vampire slayer.

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Maisie Williams joins TikTok: Game of Thrones star goes viral with lowkey account

Published: 18/Feb/2021 15:54

by Georgina Smith

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Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, is going viral after making an account on TikTok – but her lowkey username means that many users are actually stumbling across her account by accident.

The recent buzz surrounding video-sharing app TikTok has got millions of people gravitating towards it to try out some of the viral trends that the app has become most notable for.

This includes a wide range of celebrities who have made accounts to connect with their fans, including Jason Derulo, Lizzo, and more.

The TikTok launch screen phone held by a hand
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TikTok’s user base is growing bigger by the day.

But not every famous person was upfront about their decision to make an account, keeping it quiet to see who would end up finding them first. In November 2020, singer Billie Eilish snuck onto TikTok with a bizarre username that had fans questioning if the account really belonged to her.

Now, actress Maisie Williams seems to be the latest celebrity to join up, under the username ‘lil.hustla.’

The first video from the account was posted on January 30 2021, and she’s since gone on to post many videos that have racked up hundreds of thousands of views and likes.

Her account has already managed to get over 340,000 followers, but that seems like nothing compared to the 10 million followers she has on her verified Instagram account. Although some have dubbed it ‘TikTok’s best-kept secret,’ it seems like the cat is already out of the bag, as some of the star’s videos have up to five million views.

In one video, where people use the Stitch feature to answer the question, “what is your favorite celebrity interview moment,” Maisie included the viral Jimmy Fallon interview in which she pranked viewers by pretending she’d dropped a major spoiler for Game of Thrones.

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#duet with @kobeoverlebron1

♬ original sound – Hana Williams

This was alongside other videos trying out a variety of filters such as the time warp filter, and recreating some of TikToks’ most popular dances.

While lil.hustla does appear to be Maisie Williams’ actual account as her Instagram account is linked in the profile, she’s not currently verified, and people have managed to make some rather convincing fake celebrity accounts in the past for actors like Tom Holland.

Regardless, the lowkey account has certainly been entertaining fans of the star, and it’s got people wondering which other celebrities could already be on TikTok without anyone else knowing.