Marvel Studios Announces New ‘Blade’ Film and New Star Mahershala Ali at SDCC 2019

Marvel Studios pulled out all of the stops at the annual San Diego Comic Con, announcing over 10 new films and four new television series, but for horror fans, they saved the best for last.

After all of the official presentations, the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige was joined on stage by actor Mahershala Ali, who promptly donned an official Blade baseball cap, as Feige announced the new Marvel Studios feature film Blade.


No date or details have been announced for the new Blade film, and judging by the long list of properties that have already received release dates, don’t expect to see a Blade film until sometime in 2022.  Ali is a two time Oscar winner (for Best Supporting Actor in Moonlight and Green Book) and he is also no stranger to Marvel.  Ali recently voiced The Prowler in the Academy Award winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and he also received rave reviews for his portrayal of Cornell “Cotton Mouth” Stokes in season one of Netflix’s Luke Cage.

The original Blade was released in 1998 and stared Wesley Snipes.  Blade was the first successful Marvel Comics characters to be adapted to the silver screen, two years before the very first X-Men film was released.  Blade spawned two sequels (Blade II and Blade III: Trinity) the last of which was released in 2004.  A television series followed in 2006 (starring Sticky Fingaz, one of the rappers from the group Onyx) on Spike TV, but only lasted for one year.

Keep it here at Horror News Network for further updates on the Blade film as they are announced.


Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

Similar Articles


Latest News

‘The Invisible Man’ Director Leigh Whannell To Helm ‘Wolfman’

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions are going with a proven horror commodity to guide the fate of their Wolfman remake: Leigh Whannell, director of the box...

Quibi Announces ‘Tomie’ Series From Alexandre Aja

What a wild twenty-four hours it has been for actress Adeline Rudolph. Just yesterday Netflix announced that they had cancelled the Chilling of Adventures...

‘Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula’ Gets Theatrical Release Date

There's a reason that 2016's Train to Busan made it on to my list of the "Top 20 Horror Films of the Past 5...

Filmed-In-Quarantine Horror Film ‘Host’ Debuts On Shudder

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed down the efforts of horror mavens, but it couldn't kill their creative drives. The latest example of this sort...

Netflix Cancels ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

On Wednesday, Netflix announced the cancellation of the supernatural series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, with the final episodes to be released in late 2020,...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.