Mahershala Ali's Blade Reboot Synopsis, Production Start Date Revealed

It looks like we're finally getting more awesome updates on the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Da 5 Bloods star Delroy Lindo is in final negotiations to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe project. Now, the first synopsis for the film has been revealed. In addition to that, production on the highly anticipated movie is set to begin a lot sooner than expected!

Earlier this week, there were several reports suggesting that Delroy Lindo is in talks to join the cast of the Blade reboot. Although his possible role was not revealed, it is believed that Lindo will play Jamal Afari, Eric Brooks' mentor in the comics.

We're loving the idea of Lindo working with Mahershala Ali on the Blade reboot. Now we have another awesome update on the MCU flick. A leaked production listing reveals new details about the project including its synopsis and production start date.

"Himself a half-human/half-vampire, 'Daywalker' Eric Brooks (Ali) has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead who have long terrorized mankind," the synopsis reads. "A human-vampire hybrid since his tragic birth, Blade has spent his long life seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one that killed his mother. Over the years, he has mastered his own style of fighting monsters of all kinds."

The synopsis ends with a note stating that the film is "scheduled to begin production in late summer 2021." This seems to be in line with speculations that the Blade reboot will start filming by next year and will be released sometime in 2023.

For now, Mahershala Ali and Delroy Lindo are the only actors confirmed for the Blade reboot. The movie will be directed by Bassam Tariq while the screenplay is being penned by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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