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Original Blade Star Wesley Snipes Discusses His Chances Of Joining The MCU

Though his days as Marvel’s Blade on the big screen remain in the rearview mirror, the chances of Wesley Snipes joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe stay up in the air.

Speaking to, Snipes was asked if Marvel Studios had actually reached out to him for a potential cameo in the upcoming Blade reboot, starring Mahershala Ali. “No, not as of yet,” claimed Snipes.

Snipes has actually been really singing regarding his support for Ali entering the shoes of the Daywalker and has engaged in conversations with the Oscar-winning star. “We talked,” stated Snipes. “The issue of him being cast had not been between us. That was business. I’m amazing with it. I do not walk around as Blade, so I’m not connected to the personality like that. I really feel no emotional loss. Zero. I’m pleased that he’s been modified as well as more than likely will do a terrific work.”

Launched in 1998 and directed by Stephen Norrington, Blade was the first genuinely successful Marvel Comics film adjustment, making $131 million on a $45 million budget plan. The movie generated two sequels, 2002’s Blade II and 2004’s Blade Trinity, and also a temporary television series starring Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones.

The Blade movie civil liberties returned to Marvel Studios in 2012. At San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, the MCU set Blade reboot was officially introduced with Ali in the title role. However while the film has yet to even get a trailer, Ali has actually currently shown up in the MCU. He made an uncredited off-screen voiceover cameo during the post-credits scene in Marvel Studios’ Eternals.

Ali found the easy voiceover cameo to be a nerve-wracking experience. “It was scary,” stated Ali. I’m rather particular concerning my selections, like most stars, and also so having to make some selections– also with a line, vocally– this very early on, it brought up some very real stress and anxieties.

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