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Blade is a Marvelette Cinematic Universe Phase Five film. It was released on October 28th, 2022, following Captain Marvel: Galactic Storm and preceding Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Ant-Man. The film is directed by Jordan Peele.

Cast

  • Mahershala Ali as Eric Brooks / Blade
  • Jared Leto as Michael Morbius (First Appearance)
  • Viola Davis as Tara Brooks (First Appearance) (Death)
  • Morgan Freeman as Jamal Afari (First Appearance) (Death)
  • Hugh Grant as Vlad Dracula (First Appearance)
  • Eric Roberts as Cyrus Cutter (First Appearance) (Death)
  • Emma Stone as Rachel van Helsing (First Appearance)
  • Tim Curry as Mephistopheles
  • Malcolm McDowell as Deacon Frost (First Appearance) (Death)
  • Emmy Rossum as Lilith Drake (First Appearance)
  • Ellen Page as Dakota North (First Appearance)
  • David Thewlis as John Falsworth (First Appearance)
  • Domhnall Gleeson as Kenneth Crichton (First Appearance) (Death)

Crew

  • Jordan Peele: Writer, Director
  • Mahershala Ali: Writer, Producer
  • Kid Marvelette: Executive Producer
  • Kevin Feige: Executive Producer
  • Trinh Tran: Producer
  • Victoria Alonso: Producer
  • Thom Yorke: Composer

Plot

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Following the death of his mother, Eric Brooks becomes the Vampire Hunter known as Blade, and finds himself teaming up with the proto-vampire Morbius, as well as a woman named Rachel van Helsing, who has been hunting vampires her entire life. However, their crusade will eventually lead them to uncovering the truth surrounding the legend of Dracula...

Trivia

  • Blade is the first film in the MCU to be Rated R.
  • Mahershala Ali has previously appeared in the MCU as Cottonmouth in Luke Cage. However, he approached Kevin Feige about playing Blade.
  • Blade is the second solon hero to previously have his own franchise before being adapted into the MCU, the first being Spider-Man.
  • Emma Stone, who portrays Rachel van Helsing, previously played Gwen Stacy in the short-lived Amazing Spider-Man series.
  • Ellen Page, who portrays Dakota North, previously played Kitty Pryde in Fox's X-Men series. Pryde would eventually be introduced into the MCU played by Jodelle Ferland.
  • Jared Leto appears as Morbius after previously playing him in Sony's solo Morbius film, however the two characters are not the same version. After Morbius was a critical failure, Marvel struck another deal with Sony to gain the rights to use him in the Blade franchise, and Jared Leto agreed to reprise the role.
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