Well, this one we didn’t expect! As the Marvel Studios Hall H panel was slowly wrapping up, Kevin Feige brought out one last surprise: Mahershala Ali as the new Blade in an upcoming solo film.

No word yet on how this fits into an increasingly epic MCU but damn, does it have us hyped. Blade is the Oscar-winner’s third Marvel role with the first one being Cottonmouth in the Luke Cage series and Prowler in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.