The Blade reboot is beginning to look really good! Krypton star Aaron Pierre has just joined the cast of the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe remake that will bring back the titular vampire hunter. But who is he playing in the MCU flick? There's a huge possibility that Pierre will portray Eric Brooks' comic book ally Hannibal King!
According to Deadline, Pierre has signed on to the Blade reboot, which will star Mahershala Ali as the comic book hero. The Old star is the third actor to join the project, which previously added screen legend Delroy Lindo in a mystery role. Pierre's role is also undisclosed.
So who will Aaron Pierre play in Blade? Although his role has not yet been revealed, the report points out that Marvel Studios took their time in choosing the perfect actor to play the mystery character. The studio reportedly met with several young actors before choosing Pierre.
Still, that hasn't stopped people from speculating about Pierre's role in Blade. One of the more interesting theories suggests that he will play a new version of Hannibal King, a former vampire who was created by Deacon Frost. In the comics, King is connected to Blade whose mother was bitten by Frost when she was pregnant with the vampire hunter, effectively turning Blade into a Dhampir. The character was previously played by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds in Blade Trinity.
For now, it has not yet been revealed who Pierre will be playing in Blade. However, we may learn more about his character when the project finally begins production.
The Blade reboot has not yet been given an official production start date nor an official release date. However, there could be more updates on the MCU film in the next few months. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.