Mahershala Ali Is “Encouraged” By Progress On ‘Blade’ Reboot

by Thomas Tuna

Is the Daywalker finally ready to stake his prey?

This should probably be taken with more than a grain of salt–considering the many delays and problems surrounding the Marvel Studios remake of 1998’s Blade–but star Mahershala Ali seems to like where the film is now. Finally.

Talking with Entertainment Weekly about the reboot–currently slated for theatrical release Nov. 7, 2025–the Oscar winner said, “We’re working on it. That’s the best I can tell you. But I’m really encouraged with the direction of the project. I think we’ll be back at it relatively soon.”

The film–directed by Yann Demange from a screenplay by Michael Green (who recently took over from Nic Pizzolatto, who was working from a draft by Michael Starburry)–stars Ali in the title role, Mia Goth, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray.

In the oft-troubled R-rated remake, Eric Cross (aka Blade)–a half-human, half-vampire hybrid–will continue his crusade “to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother.”

The Marvel Comics Blade character–created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan–started out in The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 back in 1973.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next inevitable update on this Blade reboot.


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