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Wesley Snipes responds to no longer being Blade… and perhaps hints at something cool

July 29th, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, now that everyone has gotten used to the idea that Wesley Snipes isn’t Blade any more with Alita: Battle Angel and Luke Cage star Mahershala Ali stepping in, it’s time we found out what Snipes feels about the whole thing.

Firstly, I have heard from a few sources that Marvel did try to work something out regarding getting Snipes back but sadly, nothing could be reached.. I have also heard that Kevin Feige is striving to have the new Blade as a Muslim hero…

But here’s what Snipes has to say on the issue:

Even though X-Men started the modern comic book movie craze in 2000, and Iron Man pioneered the idea of a massive shared cinematic universe for superheroes, Blade deserves some credit for digging into Marvel Comics before both of them. The half-vampire, half-human character played by Wesley Snipes delivered some solid action and plenty of blood, and it still has some very passionate fans who were not very pleased when Marvel Studios announced Green Bookstar Mahershala Ali would be the new Blade.

Thankfully, Wesley Snipes has chimed in to tell all the Blade fans out there to “chillaaxx,” and he couldn’t be more supportive of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving on with a new actor in the role.

Wesley Snipes gave this exclusive statement to in response to the Blade reboot announcement:

“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.”

Firstly, this is a very cool response from Snipes, ever graceful passing on the torch to the next Daywalker but secondly, the “we will someday work together” has my interest peaked.

Now, hear me out, what if Snipes was to return… only this time out as, say, Whistler?

Man… I would be so up for that!

Anyway, I want to hear your thoughts, folks…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….