Marvel’s “Blade” Adds Rising Star Mia Goth
Mahershala Ali’s half-vampire, half-human superhero is about to be joined by one of Hollywood’s rising stars. Mia Goth, already a queen of the horror world after turning in killer performances in three recent horror films, X and Pearl, in 2022, and Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool this year, will be joining Ali in Marvel’s Blade. It’s unclear what role she’ll be playing.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Goth will be joining Ali in director Yann Demange‘s hotly-anticipated, horror-inclined Marvel film, resurrecting a character beloved by Marvel fans but not yet seen in the MCU. Wesley Snipes played Blade in a trilogy of films, beginning with director Stephen Norrington’s 1998 film Blade, followed by none other than Guillermo del Toro’s Blade II and capped by David S. Goyer’s Blade: Trinity. All three films were written by David S. Goyer. Demange’s film will reboot the character with Ali, based on a script by Michael Starrbury.
Goth is about to start filming MaXXXine, a film fans of both her and the powerhouse indie studio A24 (they’re behind the film) are thrilled about. MaXXXine is the third film in filmmaker Ti West’s X series and includes a slew of excellent performers surrounding Goth, including Elizabeth Debicki, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Kevin Bacon.
After she’s done filming MaXXXine, Goth will join Ali, Delroy Lindo, and Aaron Pierce in Marvel’s upcoming film. Blade fans have been eagerly awaiting this movie since it was first announced that the two-time Oscar nominee Ali would be playing the character back at 2019’s Comic-Con. The wait is nearly over—production is set to start in Atlanta this year.
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Featured image: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Mia Goth attends Vanity Fair and Lancôme Toast Women in Hollywood on February 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)