With the release of the first movie in the Blade series, Wesley Snipes assisted usher in a new generation of superhero movies, bringing Marvel’s preeminent vampire hunter to reality. Mahershala Ali has been cast in the role of Blade in Marvel Studios’ portrayal of the anti-hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios hasn’t said anything about where it plans to take Blade yet, but that might change in the coming months. Stars Delroy Lindo from Da 5 Bloods and Aaron Pierre from the superhero program Krypton on SyFy are poised to join Ali in the cast. However, there are still more parts that need to be filled shortly.
The anticipation for Ali’s take on Marvel’s half-vampire anti-hero is mounting. Still, many fans are asking whether Wesley Snipes will be part of this upcoming movie’s ensemble. Not even Wesley Snipes knows whether or not that will happen as the film continues to develop.
Wesley Snipes Addresses Potential Blade Return
In an interview with ComicBook, Wesley Snipes talked about whether or not he will be in the next Blade movie from Marvel Studios.
Snipes said, “No, not yet,” when inquired if Marvel had asked him to be in another Blade movie. He even made a joke about trying to improve his acting skills, which was a hint that the studio might be waiting to see what happens next:
“I am still getting better at acting. So when I show up as an artist, they might reach out and claim, “Let’s talk,” or they might not think I’m a good fit for the group.”
Will the Original Blade Join the MCU?
Within the first 18 months since the beginning of Phase 4, Marvel Studios has made the most of several chances to reintroduce heritage performers into new movies and television series in various roles. This already contains Evan Peters from WandaVision, over a dozen heroes and villains combined from Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the whole of the Illuminati from Doctor Strange’s appearance in the Multiverse of Madness. And this may be the beginning of things.
Even if it seems doubtful that Wesley Snipes would reprise his role as Blade in the next Blade film, it may be a significant time to have him in the cast of the new Blade film in some capacity as a player who appears on the screen.
After all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not even exist, much less hold the title of the most successful film series in cinematic history, if it weren’t for the popularity that his original Series had between the years 1998 and 2004.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios may decide regarding a cameo or new supporting role for Snipes in the MCU’s Blade, whether it’s behind Mahershala Ali or in front of the actor. Snipes has participated in a few movies and Series over the last several years. However, he still feels tied to the superhero movie character he played at the beginning of his career. Fans hope that this will become a reality.
According to recent reports, production on Blade will get underway in July of this year. It is not known when exactly it will be released in movie theatres.