Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Release Date May Have Been Leaked…Or It’s A Mistake

Um, oops? Marvel’s generally pretty good about the announcements they make regarding their upcoming films. But this time their officer Marvel India Twitter account may have made a mistake regarding Blade, starring Mahershala Ali.

In a quickly-deleted tweet, Marvel India placed Blade among a group of upcoming releases, set for October 7th 2022. The rest of the dates for the other films, such a Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Marvels, Thor: Love & Thunder, etc., are on point. So it stands to reason Blade is, too, right? Nothing has been confirmed, however, and like I said, the tweet was pulled. It all might be a miscommunication, or somebody at Marvel India jumped the gun. That’s what I think happened.

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali was announced to star as Blade a couple of years ago, but there was very little movement on it until recently when Mogul Mowgli director Bassam Tariq came aboard. There remains hope that the original Blade, Wesley Snipes, will have a role somehow.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.