Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Reboot Casts Delroy Lindo, Disney Confirms
Disney confirmed as we speak Delroy Lindo is becoming a member of the forged of the upcoming Blade reboot. He’ll co-star reverse two-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali, who’s moving into the function of the titular character, a half-vampire, half-mortal hero.
Whereas Ali’s casting was introduced at Comedian-Con in 2019, Lindo is the one different actor forged within the challenge since, although his precise function is unclear. The movie has, nonetheless, added a author and director.
Playwright Stacy Osei-Kuffour signed on to pen the Marvel reboot. Bassam Tariq, finest recognized for steering the Riz Ahmed movie Mogul Mowgli, will helm the the brand new adaptation of the favored comedian.
Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, Blade first appeared within the 1973 comedian e book The Tomb of Dracula. The human-vampire hybrid is a protector of the mortal race whereas slaying evil vampires. Wesley Snipes performed the half within the unique Blade trilogy from New Line.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige has made it his mission lately to diversify not solely the forged showing in entrance of the digicam however these behind it as nicely, and up to date hires have confirmed that.
Osei-Kuffour is the primary Black girl to pen a Marvel film, whereas Tariq marks the sixth particular person of coloration to direct a movie for Marvel.
Lindo’s profession spans a long time, from TV roles reminiscent of Magnificence & the Beast within the ’80s to elements on This Is Us and The Good Battle. In movie, Lindo has been a frequent Spike Lee collaborator, showing in Malcolm X, Crooklyn, Clockers and Da 5 Bloods. His different distinguished movies embrace Get Shorty, The Cider Home Guidelines, Gone in 60 Seconds and Up. The actor’s most present challenge is Netflix’s The Tougher They Fall.