Why Mahershala Ali Was Drawn to Blade More Than Any Other McU Character

Why Mahershala Ali Was Drawn to Blade More Than Any Other McU Character
Before Twilight became all the rage, vampires in movies were seen as terrifying forces of darkness, from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Marvel Comics' Blade. Now, actor Mahershala Ali is gearing up to put his own spin on Marvel's vampire anti-hero. In an interview for The Tightrope, Ali teased that his Blade will be darker in tone than most other McU superheroes, which is what drew him to the role in the first place.

"I love that [Blade is] darker. That's all in terms of tone. He's a little bit darker than some of the other ones and so that element was attractive to me."

In Marvel Comics, Blade started out as an ordinary mortal battling vampires after the circumstances of his birth made him immune to vampire bites and hypnotism. Later, while fighting Morbius, the Living Vampire, Blade was bitten, and as a result became a dhampir, a cross between a vampire and a human,
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