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Old 07-21-19, 01:25 PM
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Who is Mahershala Ali?

I'm not familiar with him at all.


(edit - Looking over his IMDB credits he's only been in a couple things I've seen, and he didn't stand out at all.)
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Who is Mahershala Ali?

I'm not familiar with him at all.


(edit - Looking over his IMDB credits he's only been in a couple things I've seen, and he didn't stand out at all.)
A two time Oscar winning actor.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Who is Mahershala Ali?

I'm not familiar with him at all.


(edit - Looking over his IMDB credits he's only been in a couple things I've seen, and he didn't stand out at all.)
Green Book and he was the lead of the new season of True Detective.
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Ten bucks is probably all it would cost to get him to show up for a cameo in the film.
Just so Wesley knows, that’s about $1 he owes the Government. I figure someone has to keep track of these things...
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Green Book and he was the lead of the new season of True Detective.
Green Book?? I've never heard of that one. Just looked it up, does not ring a bell at all.

True Detective? I don't watch a lot of TV (not enough time), so I've heard of it, but haven't seen a single second of the show.


I'm not doubting his acting skills, just saying that I know nothing about him whatsoever, and the things I've seen with him in them left me with no lasting impression of him.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Green Book?? I've never heard of that one. Just looked it up, does not ring a bell at all.

True Detective? I don't watch a lot of TV (not enough time), so I've heard of it, but haven't seen a single second of the show.
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Unless you simply don't care and paid zero attention to it, but Green Book won 2019 Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Ali also won Best Supporting Actor for that movie.


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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

I really liked the first two Blade movies and am pretty excited about this news. It is kind of a bummer they don’t have full access to Spider-Man, because a team up against Morbius would be cool.
Another great casting decision too.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Unless you simply don't care and paid zero attention to it, but Green Book won 2019 Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Ali also won Best Supporting Actor for that movie.
Come on, does anyone really take the Academy Awards seriously anymore? It's just another fluffy awards show. Maybe a little more pompous and pretentious than the rest...

And Green Book did $85 Million at the box office. Not bad for that kind of thing, but not exactly a runaway hit.

I remember zero about that movie ever coming out. Maybe I heard the name when they announced the winners of the Academy Awards on the news, but it meant nothing to me.

Is that a problem??
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Come on, does anyone really take the Academy Awards seriously anymore? It's just another fluffy awards show. Maybe a little more pompous and pretentious than the rest...

And Green Book did $85 Million at the box office. Not bad for that kind of thing, but not exactly a runaway hit.

I remember zero about that movie ever coming out. Maybe I heard the name when they announced the winners of the Academy Awards on the news, but it meant nothing to me.

Is that a problem??
No I get it man. Not every piece of pop culture news interests you and you don't have time to pay attention to everything. So it's all good man. Not trying to make you sound clueless. So sorry if it sounded that way.

Ali is a good actor and you should try to check out some of this work.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

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Nope. Logo clearly shows Marvel Studios.
So does Sony for Spider-Man.

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So does Sony for Spider-Man.
But Disney doesn’t own Sony. Why would they just randomly slap a Fox logo on it? It’s not like the Disney logo plays in front.
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LOL, it never fails. Marvel announces unknowns like GotG or Ant Man and you get who the heck are they, bomb for sure!

Then they cast a great actor and bring a beloved character into the MCU and we get whining about reboots.
They already made 3 movies. Move on to a different character.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

I expect swordplay and slicing. But not much blood and gore. Fits in with the MCU.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Always down for some more Blade.

If you like the character and haven't seen it already, try out the 12 episode anime series Madhouse made several years ago.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
They already made 3 movies. Move on to a different character.
Oh, you mean like Batman?
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Who is Mahershala Ali?
He's probably best known as one of the returnees on "The 4400" which was on USA about 15 years ago.
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He's probably best known as one of the returnees on "The 4400" which was on USA about 15 years ago.
He’s best known for winning 2 Oscars: Moonlight & Green Book. And he’ll probably grab an Emmy this year, too.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

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Always down for some more Blade.

If you like the character and haven't seen it already, try out the 12 episode anime series Madhouse made several years ago.
I've been meaning to catch that. I also remember them making some series on Spike TV years ago with some rapper as blade. I don't think it did well. It may have just been pilot.
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Sticky Fingaz played Blade on that show, and it had a full 12 episode season. I seem to recall that it was actually a pretty good ratings performer for Spike at the time, but was supposedly too expensive for them to continue with it.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
I expect swordplay and slicing. But not much blood and gore. Fits in with the MCU.
They could go R-Rated like The Punisher films (or "Deadpool") or they could go with the vampires being "dusted" like "Buffy The Vampire Slayer".
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Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Come on, does anyone really take the Academy Awards seriously anymore? It's just another fluffy awards show. Maybe a little more pompous and pretentious than the rest...

And Green Book did $85 Million at the box office. Not bad for that kind of thing, but not exactly a runaway hit.

I remember zero about that movie ever coming out. Maybe I heard the name when they announced the winners of the Academy Awards on the news, but it meant nothing to me.

Is that a problem??
You are the one that mention you hardly watch tv. Therefor you are surprised you haven't heard of a popular actor? Probably start watching some tv again, buddy. =)
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

AFTER MAHERSHALA ALI WON his second Oscar in February, he called up Marvel Studios for a meeting.

"When Mahershala calls, you answer," Kevin Feige told Patrick Shanley Saturday.
At the meeting, Ali came right out and said that he wanted to do Blade. That was that.
On Saturday, Ali got a hero's welcome as he donned a Blade baseball cap in front of thousands of screaming fans.

Curiously, Ali already appeared on Marvel and Netflix's Luke Cage as the villain Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. Technically, the Netflix shows took place in the same universe as Marvel's films, though they never truly felt like they connected.

https://link.hollywoodreporter.com/v...2.c2c/41011fd6
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Once again the un-imaginative drag out more reboots over and over Hollywood rears it's ugly head...this time a Blade reboot....I guess next year we'll hear about a Thor Reboot...a Captain America Reboot...and surely a Iron Man Reboot...this is getting pathetic....as far as I'm concern, Snipes is and was Blade...he had Blade down on all films. I don't care who and what awards or picture awards....I'll stick with Snipes and what he and others did on the other Blade Movies....
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

since when was Blade II called Bloodhunt? i saw that pop up in my cable guide: Blade: Bloodhunt. not even a II...
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re: Marvel's Blade (2023) - S: Mahershala Ali

Here’s a Rolling Stone Post calling it Bloodhunt:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ade2-9-171732/

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