Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige surprised fans by the big announcement at the San Diego Comic-Con about the Blade reboot, which will star two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali.
Of course, Wesley Snipes actually helped kick start the Marvel Cinematic Universe we know today, as Wesley Snipes starred in the original Blade trilogy in the ’90s, which made billions.
Snipes was asked about the Blade reboot by the AP and says he is happy for actor Mahershala Ali and what is to come.
“People are very, very sneaky. They try to make it about the actors. It’s not about me or him,” Wesley told the AP. “I’m happy for him to be considered. I’m happy for them to be looking at him. Flattery… what do they say? Imitation is the best form of flattery. It’s something that he has acknowledged that he wanted to do, and his family wanted him to do it. So I’m appreciative of getting the love, and I’ve created something that others want to carry on and maybe put their own stamp on it.”
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 30, 2019
Wesley Snipes reacts to Blade reboot
Following the San Diego Comic-Con announcement, Wesley Snipes also reacted to all the fans losing their minds over the new Blade:
“To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan. Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together. Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.”
There is even a rumor that Wesley Snipes may make a cameo in the Blade reboot as Dracula.
Blade doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but it has been confirmed to be a part of Marvel’s Phase 5 slate. Their Phase 4 slate concludes with Thor: Love and Thunder out on November 5, 2021, so Blade could possibly be released in 2022.