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Marvel is rebooting Blade, with Mahershala Ali set to star

The Verge Sunday, 21 July 2019
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One of the bombshell announcements during Marvel’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con tonight was that the studio would be rebooting Blade, with True Detective and Luke Cage actor Mahershala Ali set to star.

The character was one of the first of Marvel’s superheroes to become a notable hit as a film: Blade was released in 1998, starring Wesley Snipes as the titular vampire hunter, a role he’d go on to reprise in 2002 for Blade II, and in 2004 for Blade: Trinity. Marvel reacquired the rights to the character, as well as Ghost Rider and the Punisher back in 2013. Marvel brought in Ghost Rider (which had been a pair of films starring Nicholas Cage), and the Punisher (another two films), for Agents of SHIELD, and its Netflix...
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News video: 'Blade' Reboot to Star Oscar-Winner Mahershala Ali

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'Blade' Reboot to Star Oscar-Winner Mahershala Ali At 2019 Comic-Con, Marvel announced that the 'Green Book' actor will take over the role of the vampire hunter. The character was previously played by Wesley Snipes in three movies, which grossed just over $200 million. According to Marvel President...

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