Before the MCU and Sam Raimi Spiderman movies and Fox X Men movies, the only successful Marvel movies was the Blade trilogy, starring Wesley Snipes. Naturally, fans want to see Snipes reprise his role as Daywalker in the MCU in some way, now that the franchise is ready to introduce the concept of the multiverse, which can have multiple actors playing the same role from different universes. In an interview with Collider, Snipes revealed that he has already spoken with MCU showrunner Kevin Feige about donning Blade’s leather coat and katana swords once again.
“We talked, man, and [Feige] He always says, “Well, you know, we’re thinking about it, we’re trying to figure it out.” Then one day I saw it on the news and everyone started calling me saying, “Hey Mahershala [Ali] he’s going to play the new Blade. “I was like,” Well, I guess Kevin didn’t have my number. Good. “So I really don’t know. You know, I’m always willing to rock with anyone who wants to rock with me, you know? We’re doing similar work. We have a wonderful product that we’re going to bring to market, and if I can rock with Marvel, that is. Great. If I can’t rock Marvel, okay. You know, I’ll wait by the door. I’ll put on some nice heels and a nice skirt and something. I’ll wait by the door and say, “Hi Kevin.”
Even though Mahershala Ali is ready to play a MCU remake SwordIt would be a fitting tribute to Snipe’s legacy as Blade to have the actor cameo in the franchise in some way, similar to Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appearing as Spider-Man alongside Tom Holland.
Curiously, Wesley snipes He also revealed that Blade wasn’t his first Marvel Comics character pick to bring to the big screen. Like so many other fans, Snipes was in love with the story of King T’Challa, aka Black Panther in the comics, to the point that he had the rights to the character and was developing a script for a Black Panther movie from scratch. . in the 90s.
“We had three scripts, three versions of scripts written when we had the rights to Black Panther. That was in the early 90’s. Maybe in ’92, ’93, ’94, in that area somewhere. We didn’t have the technology that we have. now. Pixar didn’t exist. None of the things, the CGI capabilities that we have now, and you know, people … Even the idea of the name “Black Panther” in the Hollywood zeitgeist had a reference to the national revolutionary group versus the comic. So it was hard to do.Long story, we didn’t end up doing it, the rights came back, they reconverted, and then came Blade. [I] shaken with that. “
Perhaps it is a good thing that Snipes played Blade rather than Black Panther in his prime, as it would have been difficult to do the world of Wakanda justice with the CGI capabilities of that time, and the world would have missed Snipes as well. ‘Ultimate take on the Daywalker. Collider which was the first to bring this news.