Aaron Pierre joined the cast of Marvel’s Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali. At this moment Marvel has no comments regarding Pierre’s role. The film is directed by Bassam Tariq, also, Tariq co-wrote the script with Stacy Osei-Kuffour. it is reported that Delroy Lindo had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.
In 1998, Blade was a commercial success, grossing $70 million at the U.S. box office, and $131.2 million worldwide with mixed reviews from film critics. following the sequel Blade II was released in 2002, and was a box office success, grossing over $155 million.
Blade (real name Eric Brooks), also known as the Daywalker, is a fictional comic book character Superhero, a half-vampire hybrid, and a vampire hunter of the Marvel Universe. He was eventually trained to fight the undead, and would later become an ally of many superheroes in the Marvel Universe. ‘Blade’ was born a half-human/vampire hybrid, the enzymes in Blade’s blood made him immune to normal vampire bites, uniquely attuned to sensing the supernatural and resistant to aging. ‘Blade’ was created as a supporting character by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, Blade first appeared in Tomb of Dracula No. 10 in 1973.
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Mahershala Ali revealed in an interview on The Tight Rope podcast that when he first approached Marvel about playing Blade, they were considering rebooting the character in a television series rather than a film and that it took “a couple of years” for them to come to a conclusion and cast him in the film.
Disney is already looking for Pierre, tapping him to voice the role of Mufasa in The Lion King prequel directed by Barry Jenkins. On top of that, Pierre already had a busy year with key roles in M. Night Shyamalan’s Old and Jenkins Amazon event series The Underground Railroad.
The shooting started in late summer 2022 in Atlanta.