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<pre><pre>Marvel restarts Blade, with Mahershala Ali on the star

One of the bombshell announcements during the presentation of Marvel & # 39; s Hall H in San Diego Comic-Con tonight was that the studio would be restarted Sheet, with Real detective and Luke Cage actor Mahershala Ali will shine.

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The character was one of the first of Marvel & # 39; s superheroes and became a striking hit as a movie: Sheet was released in 1998, starring Wesley Snipes as the titular vampire hunter, a role he would repeat in 2002 for Blade II, and in 2004 for Blade: Trinity. Miracle has again acquired the rights to the character, as well as Ghost Rider and Punisher in 2013. Marvel released Ghost Rider (a few films starring Nicholas Cage) and the Punisher (two more films) Agents from SHIELDand his Netflix super hero franchise, starting with Daredevil, respectively.

Marvel has not released additional information about when we will see Blade in action again, nor in any form whatsoever – at the moment it could be a series for Disney + or a feature film. There are certainly plenty of opportunities for the coming years.

The character was born Eric Brooksand is half human, half vampire. He first appeared in comics in 1973 in Dracula's grave # 10and after he had saved a man from vampires, he turned to them.

Something the studio has to figure out at some point is how you can reconcile the role of Ali as Blade and as Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes from Netflix Luke Cage series, which is also technically part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (albeit loosely seen) weak connections between the franchises). By the way, he was also the voice of Miles Morales & Uncle Aaron in that of Sony Spider-Man: In the Spider couplet. He is certainly no stranger to superheroes.