Mahershala Ali joins the Marvel family, to play 'Blade' in film's reboot

Mahershala Ali Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 22, 2019, 09.51 AM (IST)

Welcome to Marvel, Mahershala Ali! Two time Academy award winning actor is all set to play 'Blade' in the film's reboot. The announcement was made by Marvel Cinematic Universe`s President, Kevin Feige on Saturday at Comic Con in San Diego. 

The film follows a half-vampire, half-mortal man who protects the mortal beings while fighting off the evil vampire. Earlier, the role was played by Wesley Snipes.

Ali has proved his prowess after he won his first Oscar, for best supporting actor, in 2016 for `Moonlight`, and won the same prize this year for his portrayal of Don Shirley in `Green Book`.

The actor is popularly known for his role in the third season of HBO`s drama series `True Detective`, `House of Cards` and has also appeared in `Alita: Battle Angel`.

Among other announcements made by Feige at the Comic-Con included the `Fantastic Four` reboot in works. 

He also hinted at `Guardians of the Galaxy 3`, `Captain Marvel 2` and `Mutants` are also up for production. 
 

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The film follows a half-vampire, half-mortal man who protects the mortal beings while fighting off the evil vampire. Earlier, the role was played by Wesley Snipes.