X and Infinity Pool star Mia Goth is about to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Deadline first reported the exciting casting news. It turns out that Goth, who recently starred in Pearl as the titular character, will play a role in Blade. No word yet on who Goth will play in the MCU movie, which will see Mahershala Ali play the vampire hunter.
Goth made her feature debut in 2013’s Nymphomaniac. Since then, she’s found success through Ti West’s X trilogy of horror movies, which see her star in the upcoming MaXXXine to close out the franchise, and a number of well-received roles in movies such as The Survivalist and Emma. The English actress also received praise for her performance in Infinity Pool earlier this year.
Blade‘s production had a turbulent period late last year, with director Bassim Tariq leaving the project in September. Originally set to release on November 3, 2023, the movie ended up being delayed to September 6, 2024.
Yann Demange is now set to direct Blade from a script by Michael Starrbury. The film is set to be part of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will also contain Captain America: New World Order and Daredevil: Born Again.
The Blade trilogy from New Line Cinema helped shepherd comic books and superheroes to the big screen. Combined, the three films brought in over $400 million at the global box office. Blade was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan as a supporting character in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 in July 1973.