Mahershala Ali’s upcoming Marvel film, Blade, is set to begin production next month.

The path to Mahershala Ali’s Blade film has been a lengthy one. The film was announced back in 2019 during the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Since then a director for the film has been announced, with the cast including the likes of Delroy Lindo and Krypton‘s Aaron Pierre. The character made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut off-camera during a post-credits scene in Eternals, hinting at a team-up with Kit Harrington’s Black Knight. Now at long last, production for the film is about to begin.

According to Production Lists.com Mahershala Ali’s Blade is set to begin production on July 4th. The project summary gives us the background that we are all familiar with thanks to the Wesley Snipes films:

He is known to be a vampire hunter— half-mortal, half-immortal— who tries to rid the world of vampires as a way of avenging his mother, who was killed by a vampire as she gave birth to him.

Mahershala Ali’s Blade last appeared in Eternals. Here is the synopsis for the film:

The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.

Chloe Zhao directed Eternals from a script she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Harry Styles as Starfox, and Mahershala Ali as Blade.

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Source: Production Lists.com



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