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An unstoppable vampire hunter is on a new mission

Blade makes his first appearance on the big screen in over 20 years as the iconic vampire hunter makes his way through the MCU's underworld.

Where to watch

Blade will be released on 14th February, 2025 and will eventually be available to stream on Disney+.

What to know

Mahershala Ali stars in the MCU's Blade movie directed by Yann Demange

Blade is an upcoming superhero movie produced by Marvel Studios and is the seventh film in Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Blade marks the titular character's first appearance in the MCU, as well as the character's first live-action reboot. The movie is directed by Yann Demange and written by True Detective scribe Nic Pizzolatto. 

Starring as the half-immortal vampire hunter is Mahershala Ali, the two-time Oscar-winning actor who first took home the golden statue in 2016 for his role in Moonlight. Ali is joined by Amandla Stenberg, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Alan Tudyk and Mia Goth.

Production News

  • 2019-07-20
    • Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, lets the world know that a Blade movie is in development and Mahershala Ali will star in the titular role. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2021-02-05
    • Stacy Osei-Kuffour is hired as the screenwriter for the movie. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2021-07-19
    • Bassam Tariq is tapped as the movie’s director. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2022-09-28
    • Due to continued changes in the production schedule, Bassam Tariq quits working on Blade and the search for a new director begins. (Source: Collider)
  • 2022-10-11
    • Blade's production is put on hold following the director's exit. The movie has been given a new release date of September 6, 2024. (Source: Collider)
  • 2022-11-21
    • After the departure of the previous creative team including director Bassam Tariq, a new writer and director stepped were hired. Yann Demange signs on as director with a new script being written by Michael Starrbury. (Source: The Playlist)
  • 2022-11-21
    • Kevin Feige confirmed that the filming for Blade would begin in Spring of 2023.(Source: Variety)
  • 2023-04-12
    • Actress Mia Goth joins the cast in an undisclosed role. Goth is known for roles in horror movies X and Pearl. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-04-28
    • Writer Nic Pizzolatto is confirmed to have joined the creative team. He is reunited with actor Mahershala Ali after the pair worked on True Detective Season 3 together. (Source: Variety)
  • 2023-05-06
    • After the Writer's Guild of America went on strike production for the movie was halted. (Source: Deadline)


Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Horror, Science-Fiction

Age rating


Production country

United States


Yann Demange


Mahershala Ali
Eric Brooks / Blade
Delroy Lindo
Aaron Pierre
Mia Goth