Last night, Marvel
ended their epic Comic-Con panel with the announcement that Moonlight
and True Detective
season 3 star Mahershala Ali
will be our new Eric Brooks in an all-new Blade
movie. And now we have word from Marvel Studios
president Kevin Feige
on jut how Ali was cast as the Daywalker
. It turns out Ali called up Marvel after winning Best Actor for his role in Green Book
, and straight-up told the powers that be that he wanted to play Blade
. Plain and simple. Feige says this.
"When Marhershala calls, you answer."
About this exciting news that arrived from Comic-Con last night? Works for me. Mahershala Ali looks like a perfect person to take over the role of Eric Brook Aka Blade to this here movie fan. After all, as mentioned above, Ali recently won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role opposite Viggo Mortensen
in Peter Farrelly
's Green Book