Mahershala Ali has been reported as the new Blade, the half-vampire killer recently played by Wesley Snipes in three movies for New Line Cinema.
At the point when New Line selected not to deliver more Blade films itself, the rights to the character came back to Marvel Studios, making it feasible for him to join characters like Doctor Strange (a characteristic partner character).
The news is to some degree unforeseen in light of the fact that Ali has been a piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe previously: as the terrible Cornell Stokes, a.k.a. Cottonmouth, on Netflix’s “Luke Cage,” probably the best depiction of a Marvel character at any point put onscreen. Apparently the Marvel Netflix arrangement were a piece of the MCU, with references, anyway angled and disposable, being made to occasions in “The Avengers” and other wide screen titles.
The first Blade movies started with “Cutting edge” in 1998, trailed by the Guillermo del Toro-coordinated “Sharp edge II” in 2002, lastly “Edge: Trinity” in 2004 (three theories which one was the most acclaimed). Since Blade is half-human and half-vampire, he is a Daywalker, the uncommon vampire who can stand the daylight.