WWE Superstar Mustafa Ali has pitched to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming Blade movie.
While little is known about Marvel’s upcoming Blade movie, WWE star Mustafa Ali is doing his best to make sure that he’s involved. Responding to a report which stated that Marvel were looking for a South Asian male, aged between 20 and 30, Ali replied that the studio were in fact looking for him.
“Blade is casting for a South Asian male, 20s-30s. The actor must be open to training although actors with fight experience are encouraged for the role! Character description: “Though he’s taken a vow of silence, his eyes tell us he has been through strife.”
It has been confirmed that Mahershala Ali, will be playing the title role, initially made famous by Wesley Snipes back in 1998.
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) January 7, 2022
Mustafa Ali hasn’t appeared in a WWE ring since being defeated by Drew McIntyre on the October 29th edition of SmackDown. The match was only Ali’s second on the blue brand, having moved from Monday Night Raw as part of the WWE Draft.
While Ali has been absent for a number of months, eyebrows were raised when the star didn’t appear on an episode of SmackDown from his hometown of Chicago just before Christmas. It was later reported that Ali missed the show as WWE had nothing planned for him.
The report added that Ali asked off for a couple of weeks for paternity leave, but that the amount of time requested had already passed. An additional note states that Ali was sent home early for the requested paternity leave, and he’s not been on the road since before Survivor Series.
Mustafa Ali made his first appearance in a WWE ring back in the Cruiserweight Classic in 2016, going on to wrestle in NXT before heading to 205! Live.
Despite being unable to capture the Cruiserweight Championship Ali moved to the main roster in December 2018 taking on Daniel Bryan, (Bryan Danielson). After competing at Survivor Series a year later, Ali disappeared from WWE television for seven months. Ali returned to Raw in July, later appearing on Main Event before heading back to the red brand as the leader of RETRIBUTION.
The group eventually disbanded in March which left Mustafa Ali to continue his rivalry with Ricochet on Main Event. When the two Superstars later went their separate ways, Ali teamed with Mansoor, before turning on his partner.