Marvel Studios' highly anticipated Blade film cast a major horror star in its upcoming blockbuster.
Mahershala Ali's big MCU outing has been through the wringer. While the project was originally announced back in 2019, it took until late 2022 for production to grind to a halt as Marvel looked to start fresh.
Marvel Studios ended up parting ways with both the original director and screenwriters, as they worked to ensure that Blade's proper debut is everything it should be.
Now a new casting report revealed a recent horror favorite is now a part of the vampire hunter's first MCU story.
Mia Goth Joins Blade
Deadline reported that Mia Goth, a recent breakout star in the horror genre, is now a part of Marvel Studios' Blade.
Details on her role were not given, but she'll join Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in the upcoming reboot.
Both Marvel nor Disney did not offer a comment on the report.
Who Might Mia Goth Be?
With Mia Goth joining the super-powered epic, many are wondering who the young actress could be playing in the MCU. One contender who fans have been offering up is Lillith, a character who is the subject of various differing interpretations.
The first is Lilith, the daughter of Dracula. It should be clear why that version would fit perfectly into a Blade-centered story, with Mahershala Ali's titular hero known for his vampire-hunting antics.
But then there's the Mother of Demons interpretation, which could be perfect for a recurring threat across multiple MCU projects. The powerful villain could be the ideal lynchpin to form that supernatural team-up project many fans have been crossing their fingers for.
In fact, that's exactly what she was for a 1992 storyline that saw characters like Blade, Morbius, and multiple Ghost Riders all team up to take her on, as a group known as the Midnight Sons.
Lilith was also the main antagonist in the recent video game Marvel's Midnight Suns, which featured the demonic character prominently as she went up against the titular team—including Blade himself.
No matter who she ends up being, Mia Goth is a huge get for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and yet another perfect casting choice.
Blade lands in theaters on September 4, 2024.