After Marvel announced that Mahershala Ali will star as Blade, fans of Wesley Snipes have been concerned on why he is not reprising his role in the blade reboot.
Snipes appears to be listening to the fans as he has gracefully responded to calm them down. Snipes told reporters that while he was just as surprised as anyone to learn about Ali’s casting, he’s not upset about passing the baton. “It’s ALL GOOD,” said Snipes.
“To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, Chillaaxx … Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan,” he continued.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously revealed that Ali himself was the driving force behind greenlighting a Blade reboot. He said. “They’re the same answer: Blade now because of Mahershala, and Mahershala because he loves Blade.”
Snipes previously played Blade in 1998’s Blade and its two sequels. Sticky Fingaz took over the role in the short-lived spinoff series on Spike TV.
Blade will be Ali’s third Marvel project. Ali previously appeared in the Marvel universe in the Netflix series Luke Cage, where he portrayed the villain Cottonmouth. He also voiced Uncle Aaron/Prowler in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
By Damilola Faustino