Marvel recently announced plans for phase four of the MCU, during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Among the announcements regarding the future of Marvel movies, the company surprised fans with plans for a Blade reboot. The film will star Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage).
Fans of the original Blade movie franchise were surprised at the announcement of having Blade join the expanded MCU, taking up the mantle left by the legendary Wesley Snipes. Thankfully, Snipes recently reached out to Comicbook.com, sharing his thoughts on the new Blade entering the MCU.
“To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD,” Snipes told the site. “Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew–always a fan… So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de story.'”
Snipes went to congratulate Mahershala, stating, “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, welcome to the Daywalker Klique.”
Snipes also made sure to acknowledge the passing of Stan Lee, who the world late last year, stating, “honour and respect to the grandmaster Stan Lee.”
The original Blade saw release all the way back in 1998. Since then, the film went on to become a cult classic among fans of both the comic series and those who are just into cheesy, vampire-themed romps. The series spawned two sequels, with Blade Trinity being the last entry into the series, which saw release in 2004.
Marvel has yet to release further details surrounding the Blade reboot —however, the film will likely be a part of phase 5, within Marvel’s upcoming release schedule of future movies.