So excited when I got an email that Actor and two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will play the lead role in Marvel Studios Blade! It’s a reboot that everyone remembered when Wesley Snipe played the iconic role! Marvel Studios made the announcement at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 during the panel discussion on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.
The news got mixed reactions but I was thrilled to hear about it. Wesley Snipes even chimed in and said, to all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx,” he said a given to ComicBook.com. “Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’”
Mahershala Ali and President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige
Following the “Black Widow” presentation, Feige had another big surprise up his sleeve for the enthusiastic Hall H crowd. He was joined on stage by actor Mahershala Ali and then announced the new Marvel Studios feature film “Blade” that Ali will star in.
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