Mahershala Ali called Marvel Studios to ask to be cast as Blade.
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Blade is a vampire hunter introduced in Marvel Comics in the '70s.
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Wesley Snipes played the character for three movies...
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but has been recast now that Blade is being introduced to the MCU.
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Kevin Feige revealed that Ali called Marvel shortly after he won his Oscar for Green Book.
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Blade is currently without a release date,
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but getting Ali for the role will no doubt be a benefit for Marvel.
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