Mahershala Ali Announced As Marvel’s New Blade

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by James White |
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Even though a lot of what Marvel "announced" at Comic-Con this year had already leaked or been confirmed, there was still room for a surprise or three. Wrapping up the giant panel featuring studio boss Kevin Feige was the appearance of Moonlight and True Detective's Mahershala Ali, who slapped a cap on his head announcing himself as the next Blade.

The daywalking vampire warrior who battles the fang club was most memorably brought to the screen by Wesley Snipes in three movies. Now, though, it's a new world and there's a new Blade.

That's about it for the details at this point – no details about writers, directors or other cast were revealed, though there's every chance that more will be forthcoming at Disney's D23 event in August. Ali, of course, already appeared in the Marvel universe, on TV, at least, as Cottonmouth in Luke Cage.

Read our full wrap-up of the Marvel announcements here.

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