Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wesley Snipes Blindsided by Blade Recasting


This week Marvel shocked Blade fans after announcing Wesley Snipes had been replaced with actor Mahershala Ali for the new Blade movie [click here if you missed that]. 

Apparently Wes was unaware of the re-casting...

Wesley Snipes tells ComicBook.com
“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 Marvel Cinema Universe crew - always a fan." 
"Honor and respect to the grandmaster Stan [Lee]. 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.”

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Recasting was needed, glad he understands and his response is great

Anonymous said...

Wesley responded like a gentleman. He is no longer as box office draw, so why would he be cast in the role. If it doesn't make dollars, it won't make sense.

Anonymous said...

It’s been 20 years since the last Blade. Mr. Ali will carry the torch just fine. Wesley probably doesn’t see himself as being too old for the role because he still looks a lot better physically than most men in his age group.

Anonymous said...

Trying to pit these two men against each other is a crass ass move. Not all black men are quick to hate on each other. Unlike Rel who is a complete joke. It’s called respect.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I'm a blade fan. Ali is an excellent actor who will inject the same energy in the blade character, as Wesley did. I'm sad Wesley is being replaced as he brought the blade character to life, but I can't be mad at this recast. Wesley handled that with such class. I look forward to seeing these two powerful Nubian gods in a movie together. I am so ready for a supernatural superhero movie of the Orisha, Loa and Nikisi with Obosom and real gods of Egypt with an all Nubian cast. I also welcome of movie of Tiamat with all the Babylonian god a full nubian cast something like a black clash of the titans.

ms mac said...

Well that was classy! Good on ya Wes.

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