Marvel Studios revealed plenty of new info at its Corridor H presentation at San Diego Comedian-Con this previous Saturday, however arguably the most important shock of the panel was that Blade is being rebooted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Alita: Battle Angel star Mahershala Ali will play him. This information comes 15 years after Wesley Snipes delivered his closing efficiency because the vampire hunter in Blade: Trinity.
Though Wesley Snipes campaigned for years to reprise Blade, the actor has now publicly stated that he’s okay with Marvel deciding to recast the character and is absolutely supporting Mahershala Ali taking on the function. The actor’s assertion to Comicbook.com reads as follows:
Like the remainder of us, Wesley Snipes was stunned about Marvel’s Blade information, specifically Mahershala Ali being picked to play Eric Brooks moderately than him getting a fourth outing. However he’s not bitter about this inventive determination and is trying ahead to seeing Ali carry this new model of Blade to life, whereas additionally thanking his fanbase for his or her help.
Nonetheless, simply because Wesley Snipes is behind Mahershala Ali enjoying Blade doesn’t imply that he’s completed with the Blade franchise completely. After the Ali casting was introduced, followers of the unique Blade films urged that Snipes ought to seem within the reboot, whether or not it’s a easy cameo or a supporting function.
We’ll have to attend and see if Marvel chooses to do this, however both means, it’s lastly official that we’re getting a brand new incarnation of Blade on the large display screen. It seems that Mahershala Ali pitched Marvel Studios the thought of a Blade reboot after he received the Academy Award for Finest Supporting Actor for his efficiency as Don Shirley in Inexperienced E book.
That stated, don’t anticipate to see Blade hit theaters instantly. Marvel’s Section four is just lasting two years, with Black Widow kicking it off subsequent May and Thor: Love and Thunder wrapping it up in November 2021. So Blade can be saved for Section 5, which additionally contains films like Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and new Implausible 4 and X-Males reboots.
Keep tuned to CinemaBlend for extra updates on Blade, together with the place it is going to be positioned on the calendar and whether or not or not Wesley Snipes can be concerned with it. Within the meantime, look by our Marvel films information to be taught what else this franchise has within the works.