The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting a highly anticipated edition in the form of a “Blade,” and it will be none other than Mahershala Ali bringing the character to life for her big MCU debut. We don’t have a lot of details on the reboot of “Blade”, although we know this is a role that Ali really wanted.
While we’ll have to wait a bit to get specific details about the film, Ali recently gave us a glimpse of what it will likely look like in the film thanks to a sketch she shared on Instagram.
The sketch features the image of Ali with a very “Blade” style haircut, some plain shades, a necklace with a cross around the neck, and a sword ready to cut and cut vampires on the back.
Ali is one of the best actors working in Hollywood, so not only having him in the MCU, but also having him back with a fan-favorite character is a dream come true. If anyone were to attempt to follow the high bar set by Wesley Snipes in the original “Blade” movies, Ali is one of the few who can.
Snipes appeared in the original “Blade,” “Blade II,” and “Blade Trinity,” and there have been many conversations with Marvel over the years about the character’s return. Snipes was surprised by the casting when it was announced, but had nothing but kind words for Ali and Marvel Studios.