Marvel announced that Mahershala Ali will star in the studio’s reboot of the “Blade” series, and fans on Twitter are losing it.

Ali took the stage at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday and put on a “Blade” baseball cap, sending audience members into a frenzy.

Mahershala Ali gets the loudest cheer of the night by putting on a Blade cap. #MarvelSDCC

— Ryan Gajewski (@_RyanGajewski) July 21, 2019

The “Moonlight” actor previously voiced the Prowler in the critically acclaimed movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the first season of the Netflix/Marvel series “Luke Cage.”

Wesley Snipes previously portrayed Blade, a Marvel universe character with superhuman strength and senses who hunts vampires, in “Blade,” “Blade II” and “Blade: Trinity” in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Marvel has not yet announced a release date for the new “Blade” movie starring Ali, but that didn’t stop fans on Twitter from bursting with joy over the casting news.

“IT’S THE PERFECT CASTING!!!” one fan tweeted. “I am so excited!!! I love him!”

MAHERSHALA ALI AS MARVEL'S BLADE?!?!?!?! ARE WE KIDDING?!?!?!IT'S THE PERFECT CASTING!!! I am so excited!!! I love him! 😭😭😭 #BladeMCU #MarvelStudios #Phase4 #MahershalaAli

— Maya | Stream #AllNight | (@cmr1397) July 21, 2019

Marvel Phase 4 💉💉💉Finally getting a Blade movie. Awesome casting Mahershala Ali for the role 😎

— BANTS (@URBANCYNICS) July 21, 2019

Good morning to Mahershala Ali and whoever brilliantly cast him as Blade. This art gives me all the feels. I CANNOT wait. I need to know who’s writing and directing immediately. #BladeMCU @MarvelStudios @Marvel

— April (@ReignOfApril) July 21, 2019

yes I will be rewatching the new Blade with Mahershala Ali at least 387 times in theaters

— nickntv on twitch ♡ 🏳️‍🌈 (@NickNMedia) July 21, 2019

This is awesome:“Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige said that Ali called the studio after winning the Oscar for his work Green Book. ‘When Marhershala calls, you answer,’ Feige said. At the meeting, Ali came right out and said that he wanted to do #Blade. That was that.” (Via @THR)

— Marvelous Realm (@MarvelousRealm) July 21, 2019

Marvel choosing Mahershala Ali as the new Blade is impeccable casting. THIS I can’t wait for #MarvelSDCC

— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) July 21, 2019


— tiny t⎊ny (@woIvern) July 21, 2019

Mahershala Ali is the new #Blade. That might be the best casting ever. Sorry, Wesley Snipes. #Marvel

— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) July 21, 2019 Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus

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