Marvel's Blade: Kevin Garnett Wants Villainous Role In Mahershala Ali's MCU Film

Author Thumbnail
By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
September 14, 2019  02:31 PM


Everyone is understandably excited about the upcoming reboot of Blade that will star Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. Everyone, including basketball star Kevin Garnett, who wants to play a villain in the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Garnett recently attended the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new movie Uncut Gems. When Variety asked Garnett what his next project will be, the former NBA player pointed to Joe Safdie, who immediately stated that Garnett should be in Blade. Not surprisingly, Garnett agreed with the idea and he even shared what should happen to his hypothetical villainous character.

"I'm finna do Blade," Garnett confessed. "I'm finna be a villain that gets killed early though. My only request is, do not put in there fighting for 30 minutes, you know what I'm saying? That's not what I'm going for. I want to get killed real early. Soon as we get on, Boom, I'm dead. There's the body. 'Oh, I thought that was Kevin', yeah, that type of role."

That's an odd request but it should fit with how the previous Blade movies worked. The first Blade film, which starred Wesley Snipes, featured former adult actress Traci Lords as a vampire who is instantly killed by Eric Brooks early on in a rave club. So who knows, it could work for Garnett.

The Blade reboot has not yet been given an official release date. However, it is expected to be one of the first movies in the MCU's Phase 5. Stay tuned for more updates on the revival.

Related: Kevin Feige Reveals Iron Man Deleted Scene Confirming Nick Fury Deals With Mutants

What Others Are Reading

Author Name
Nobelle Borines can be described as a heavy-metal pop culture geek, like a weird combination of Supernatural's Sam and Dean Winchester. She enjoys reading horror and fantasy novels when she isn't writing about the different fandoms around the world. Nobelle is currently working on a scary book but is too scared to let you read it just yet
@Nobelle Borines |