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‘He’s got natural fangs’: Step Aside Wolverine, Antony Starr Rumored To Be Playing Dracula in MCU’s Blade

Antony Starr has already won hearts with his performance as Homelander in the Amazon Prime series, The Boys. Many fans were even vouching for him to be nominated and even win the Emmy Awards this year. But sadly they will have to wait. Now rumors have come forward that the actor will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A viral Reddit screenshot says Antony Starr to appear as Dracula in Blade
A viral Reddit screenshot says Antony Starr to appear as Dracula in Blade

The actor will take on the role of Dracula in the upcoming movie, Blade. The fans are excited after hearing the news, though there has been no confirmation yet from the studio or the actor.

Who is Dracula in the Marvel Comics?

Count Dracula is a centuries-old vampire, sorcerer, and Transylvanian nobleman living in Castle Dracula. He was created by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan in The Tomb of Dracula #1 (April 1972), co-written by Marv Wolfman. Though he had previously appeared in Suspense #7 in 1951, the Comics Code Authority prevented Marvel to publish a vampire comic. But it was revised in 1971 and the character got his own comic book series.

Dracula is coming to MCU with Blade
Dracula is coming to MCU with Blade

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He is the supreme ruler and the most powerful vampire on the planet. He was originally a Wallachian ruler, Vlad the Impaler, who became a vampire to seek revenge from the Ottoman Empire. Now his immortal powers and lust to conquer more have brought him into conflict with vampire hunters like Blade and even the Avengers. He has been adapted before in Blade: Trinity, played by Dominic Purcell in his normal form and Brian Steele in his “Beast” form.

Antony Starr as Dracula in Blade

The rumors started with a Reddit screenshot that went viral with MCU’s upcoming project details. The screenshot read that it is sharing information regarding “SDCC and the future of MCU,” they also asked the fans to take it with a grain of salt. Antony Starr is a versatile actor, who was recently seen in The Boys Season 3 as Homelander, the corrupt version of Superman.

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Apart from Antony Starr appearing in Blade, the “announcement” also said the movie will have Mahershala Ali, Aaron Pierce, Milan Ray, and Bassam Tariq. It also shared news about projects like Black Panther: Wakanda, Secret Invasion, World War Hulk, and Wonder Man among many others.

Fans react to the rumor

Fans swoon as the rumor goes viral
Fans swoon as the rumor goes viral

As soon as the “news” started spreading like wildfire, the fans were quick to react to it. The actor has won the hearts of many with the huge success of the latest season of The Boys. Now, most have even forgotten about the news of him wanting to play Wolverine.

Check out some of the tweets below:

Though the news is still waiting for confirmation, looking at the reactions of the fans let’s really hope it is true. Now we cannot see anyone play the role better than Antony Starr.

Source: Twitter

Written by Gargi Mishra

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