Again in 2019, Kevin Feige’s stunning announcement that Mahershala will likely be enjoying the badass half-vampire who’s on a mission to eradicate vampires was met with combined reactions. Followers of Wesley Snipes have been fast to air their displeasure in regards to the casting as earlier the actor had been in talks with Marvel in regards to the Blade reboot. However he had no arduous emotions for the out-of-the-blue casting and even requested his loyal followers to “chillaaxx” in a current assertion.
“To all of the DAYWALKERS dropping their minds proper now, chillaaxx. Though the news comes as a shock, it is ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘enterprise’ of ‘leisure!’ A lot peace to the MCU crew – at all times a fan. Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a ravishing and gifted artist whose expressions I stay up for experiencing for a few years to return. Inshallah, we’ll sometime work collectively. Most significantly to my loyal followers, the unbelievable outpouring of affection is overwhelming. I’m grateful for the endless assist. So, ‘nah fret nah fear, it is not de finish of de story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique,” he had mentioned.
However the factor is that his followers are nonetheless hoping that the actor will be capable to reprise the character of Eric Brooks/Blade as soon as once more. So, a fan took to Twitter to ask Snipes whether or not he’ll play the character ever once more and his response was simply excellent.
“I AM BLADE…ceaselessly.”
At the very least we all know that he’s greater than able to be the vampire hunter once more, which leaves Feige to cook dinner up some multiverse magic and produce Snipes on board as properly, possibly within the type of a Blade from a unique actuality. Fingers crossed!
As for any additional updates on MCU’s Blade reboot, aside from the announcement of Mahershala becoming a member of the challenge, no different actor’s casting has been reported. The actor had beforehand made his debut as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes within the Marvel sequence, Luke Cage. It was earlier confirmed by Feige that the Blade reboot is just not part of MCU Part IV and can as a substitute be included in its fifth part. However to date, no different data has been offered in regards to the movie’s progress. Even in the course of the not too long ago held Disney Investor Day, all Feige shared was that they’re “shifting forward” with Blade.
“As we introduced at Comedian-Con final 12 months, we’re shifting forward with Blade, starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali,” Feige mentioned. “The event and storylines are coming collectively, and we’ll have bulletins very, very quickly.”
For now, we will solely anticipate extra updates and discover solace in the truth that after a protracted 2020 of no Marvel movies and sequence, MCU’s Part IV is lastly kicking off with WandaVision premiering on the official Disney+ app this January 15.