At the Marvel panel for San Diego Comic-Con, a release date was given for Blade, which will be set in Marvel’s Phase Five.
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While talking about Marvel’s slate for Phase Five, Kevin Feige revealed that Blade will release in theaters on November 3, 2023, meaning it will release closest to the upcoming Ironheart Disney+ series.
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The titular Daywalker will be played by Mahershala Ali, whose voice could be heard in the post-credits scene from Eternals, where he spoke to Kit Harrington’s Dane Whitman.
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Wesley Snipes played the martial artist Daywalker three times, in 1998’s Blade (the first successful Marvel Comics film), 2002’s Blade II and 2004’s Blade Trinity. He was replaced by rapper Sticky Fingaz for Spike’s Blade TV series, which only lasted one season in 2006.
The Blade Trilogy from New Line Cinema helped shepherd comic books and superheroes to the big screen. Combined, the three films brought in over $400 million at the global box office. Blade was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan as a supporting character in the comic book “The Tomb of Dracula” #10 in July of 1973.