One of the newest editions to phase five of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a reboot of the 1998 film Blade starring Wesley Snipes. Mahershala Ali will be taking on the role of the title character in this new incarnation.
Eric Brooks (Ali), known as Blade, is a half-human/half-vampire—a “Daywalker”. Blade has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead who have long terrorized mankind. A human-vampire hybrid since his tragic birth, Blade has spent his long life seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one that killed his mother. Over the years, he has mastered his own style of fighting monsters of all kinds.
The film is set to start production production in July, but won’t hit theaters until 2023 or even the following year. Filming will occur in Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA.
“Blade” Cast and Crew
Mahershala Ali will be returning to the Marvel fold following his previous work on Luke Cage as Cornell ‘Cottonmouth’ Stokes. He also lent his voice to Uncle Aaron in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). So far, additional cast announcements have included Delroy Lindo, known for Get Shorty (1995), and Aaron Pierre who fans might recognize for his role in the rival superhero franchise Krypton (2018–2019).
Writer Stacey Osei-Kuffour has been tapped to develop Blade’s script. Her previous writing credits include: Watchmen (2019), The Morning Show (2021), and PEN15 (2019). Of course MCU staples, Kevin Feige and Eric Carroll will be at the helm of the production as the movie’s producers.
PRODUCER: Kevin Feige – Eric Carroll
WRITER: Stacy Osei-Kuffour
DIRECTOR: Bassam Tariq
CAST: Mahershala Ali – Delroy Lindo – Aaron Pierre
CD: Sarah Finn – Jason Stamey
“Blade” Casting Call
For those in the Atlanta or New Orleans area interested in getting a role on the new Blade film, reach out to the following casting agents. Jason B. Stamey of Casting Society (CSA) and Vice President of Casting for Hulu looks to be responsible for casting Blade’s principal actors. Sarah Finn of the aptly named Sarah Finn Co. will also be helping out with the show’s casting. Her company’s only other known credit is for 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, but Sarah herself has an extensive list of Marvel movie and TV credits under her filmography, to include the upcoming Disney+ series “Ironheart”.
Casting Society (CSA)
Casting Society Of America
1812 West Burbank Blvd #1041
Burbank, CA 91506
Sarah Finn Co.
+1 323 460 7040 phone
+1 323 460 4434 fax
588 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
“Blade” Production Studios
461 Sandy Creek Road. Fayetteville, GA 30213
500 S. Buena Vista Street, MC 3301
Burbank, CA 91521
PHONE: 818-560-9100 / 212 576 4000
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES
500 S Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521