This new version of “Blade” is being directed by Yann Demange (“’71,” “Lovecraft Country”) and is written by Michael Starrbury (“When They See Us”) and Stacy Osei-Kuffour (“Watchmen,” “Pen15”). Goth would join the previously mentioned Mahershala Ali and Delroy Lindo, who is believed to be playing Whistler, Blade’s grumpy mentor.
As far as who Goth is playing, the trades don’t know and Marvel ain’t volunteering that information, but one name that has been brought up by Marvel fans is Lilith, a fallen angel and ally to folks like Mephisto and all sorts of demons, including Lucifer himself. In the comics, this character has largely been on the side of Dracula and the bad vampires, so if the fan speculation is correct then that positions Mia Goth to be one of the film’s heavies.
Of course, all of that is comic book nerd guesswork, and with someone of Goth’s range, she could easily play any number of parts in this film. Good guy, bad guy, someone with a foot in both worlds … Mia Goth can crush any of those roles and no matter who she ends up playing in the movie, “Blade” is lucky to have her onboard.
“Blade” has an announced release date of September 6, 2024.