According to The Hollwood Reporter, Delroy Lindo (‘Revenge & Punishment’) was added to the cast of ‘Blade‘, reboot da Marvel Studios starring Mahershala Ali (‘Stars Beyond Time’).
For now, there is still no information on what will be the role of Beautiful in adaptation.
However, it is possible that he will play Jamal Afari.
In the comics, Afari was the man who created and taught the vampire hunter everything he knew about bloodsuckers, as he faced Dracula himself in his youth.
In the movies, the character was adapted as a white man and was renamed Abraham Whistler, being played Kris Kristofferson.
As for Lindo, the star is also known for films like ‘Malcolm X ‘and 60 Seconds, but regained notoriety after starring in ‘Destacamento Blood‘, directed by Spike Lee in 2020.
Remembering that he is only the second actor confirmed to the cast of ‘Blade‘, Besides But.
Recently, Wesley Snipes, who brought the character to life in the original trilogy, revealed to the Yahoo who had the chance to talk to Ali and took the opportunity to talk about the role.
“We talked. The problem with him being cast wasn’t between us, I have no problem with not playing Blade, so I’m not that into the character. I don’t feel any emotional loss, zero, and I’m glad he’s been rescheduled and will definitely do a great job.”[display-posts orderby="rand"]
He continues, commenting on the advice he gave Ali: “Make sure you’re always in shape, man. Ensure that. Try not to get hurt, this is important. The demands of an action movie are that you need to be an elite athlete. And being well-conditioned to survive and avoid injury. And enjoy it while it lasts.”
The solo film of the ‘Blade‘ is scheduled for October 7, 2022.
Previously, the director Bassam Tariq talked to the IndieWire and promised fans that his version will pay tribute to the original trilogy, starring Snipes.
“What’s most exciting about the movie we’re making is that there wasn’t a canon for ‘Blade’, as we read the comics and everything else”, He explained. “Him living in daylight was an established thing, and we know we can’t deny what Wesley Snipes did. A black man created the superhero world we are in, that’s the truth. For me, working with someone as talented and grand as Mahershala Ali, and the screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour, I am very honored to work with these black talents. For me, just being with them in the room and listening and learning as I build all of this is really an honor.”
Remembering that filming starts only in July 2022.
Recently, Kevin Feige, creative director of Marvel, stated that the reboot will not be for over 18 years.
“I think we direct everything we do to children and adults. I know fans would love to see a ‘Blade‘ no restrictions, but not the case. It turns out that the ‘Deadpool‘It’s already established itself as a Rated-R movie, and changing that proposal wouldn’t go down well, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to invest in that rating in any movie.”
He reinforced that:
“We were never prevented from telling good stories with softer ratings. if we ever go [impedidos], then there can certainly be a discussion on the subject. But our model is working so far.”
O reboot is titled ‘Blade: The Vampire Hunter’ and makes direct reference to the first comics of the anti-hero created in 1973 by the screenwriter Marv Wolfman and by the illustrator Gene Colan.