The True Detectivestar will play Blade in a reboot of the vampire superhero franchise.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced the news during the studio's San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Saturday night.
No other details about the project were revealed, though it's likely Blade won't arrive in theaters until after the MCU's Phase 4 slate, which runs from Black Widow (in May 2020) to Thor: Love and Thunder (May 2021).
This isn't the first time Ali has played a role for Marvel. The actor co-starred in the first season of the Netflix series Luke Cage, which — at the time — was part of Marvel's canon. (The four Netflix series, all of which have since been canceled, existed in the backdrop of the events of Marvel's The Avengers.)