Mahershala Ali is set to take on the role of Blade in an upcoming Marvel Studios film, and he’ll have the support of Wesley Snipes when he does.
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Snipes, who portrayed Blade in the fan-favorite trilogy series in the 90s-00s, recently reacted to a tweet that said Ali will have a hard time outdoing Snipes’ portrayal. Snipes was graceful and blended support to Ali, who Snipes believes “will do great” in his role.
He will do great 🙏🏿 https://t.co/11PeFroKUY
— WS (@wesleysnipes) November 11, 2021
Ali recently made his first technical appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a voice-only appearance in Marvel’s Eternals. Speaking on the upcoming Blade film, Ali also recently noted that they were “getting close” on the outfit and preparation for the film.
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The Blade trilogy from New Line Cinema helped shepherd comic books and superheroes to the big screen. Combined, the three films brought in over $400 million at the global box office. Blade was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan as a supporting character in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 in July of 1973.