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Marvel will finally be reintroducing the beloved vampire-hybrid character Blade The Vampire-Slayer into the MCU for a new generation of moviegoers to fang — err, we mean fawn over.

While it won’t be his first time in theaters — Blade (1998), Blade II (2002) and Blade: Trinity (2004) still hold up as a quality trilogy series — this will reflect a version of the anti-hero that’s more synonymous with the comics, including interactions with characters like the Avengers, Black Panther and the fellow soon-to-be-theatrically- reintroduced X-Men squad.


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Blade’s comeback next year, along with the promising debuts of a new Storm in Marvel’s X-Men, DC recently bringing Black Adam to life by way of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and a Charlize Theron-produced series for HBO Max on the horizon based on Aquaman’s openly gay dreadlock-rocking sidekick, Aqualad, representation in the live-action realm of superhero films is looking rather bright. However, there’s so much more ground to cover!

The highly-anticipated blockbuster release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will also introduce a live-action Riri Williams (seen above), the wunderkind that eventually becomes Ironman’s successor, Ironheart. The excitement of that alone got us wondering which other Black comic characters deserve the same treatment.

From kids of the early 2000s that grew up watching Static Shock on Saturday mornings, to the current Miles Morales stans out there who can’t wait for next year’s release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, this list is our way of letting the universe know who we think would make suitable live-action superheroes. We’re willing to be patient, but someone needs to get on these suggestions, ASAP.

…Coogler, where you at?!

Fellow blerds, unite! Peep out list of 8 amazing Black comic book characters that should definitely be getting a live-action introduction in cinemas sometime soon:

8 Black Comic Book Characters That Need A Live-Action Introduction  was originally published on

1. Static Shock (Virgil Hawkins)

2. Bumblebee / Karen Beecher-Duncan

3. ‘Ultimate Fallout’ Spider-Man / Miles Morales

4. Synch / Everett Thomas

5. Moon Girl / Lunella Lafayette

6. Blue Marvel / Adam Brashear

7. Orpheus / Gavin King

8. Madam Slay