Marvel’s Blade: Everything we know so far

Emma Soteriou
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Marvel’s Blade was announced in 2019, and has built up plenty of speculation over who will be joining the creative team over the years. 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.

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

Is there a release date for Marvel’s Blade?

At the time of writing, there isn’t currently a release date for the Blade movie but we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as one has officially been confirmed.

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.