July 26, 2019
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Marvel recently released its upcoming films along with a new and more black cast lineup. Included was a shocking announcement that there will be a new face of “Blade.” The infamous superhero will now be played by Mahershala Ali, replacing Wesley Snipes.
Let’s just say some fans were less than pleased with this news.
In this house, we recognize Mr. Wesley Snipes as Blade and Mr. Wesley Snipes only. pic.twitter.com/FFLVCraz7q
— Professional Mids Smoker (@Im_frank_Grimes) July 21, 2019
Me showing up at Kevin Feige house and asking him why Wesley Snipes ain’t in the new Blade: pic.twitter.com/Z4CjInWxf8
— Cognac West (@FeebleMinded_) July 21, 2019
Snipes, who held this role in the original “Blade” trilogy released a statement encouraging the bitter fans to be supportive and excited to see Ali in the new film. He revealed that he was surprised by the news, but still congratulated his successor.
“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…Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali”
There is no date yet for the new movie, however, according to Marvel’s calendar, we can expect a release in either 2020 or 2021.
We’ve also seen some other classic characters be refreshed with new faces. Jamie Foxx has reportedly been chosen to play the covert government assassin in “Spawn”, replacing Michael Jai White.
TELL US: Are you excited to see Mahershala as Blade or will you miss Wesley Snipes?