“We did white belt action in ‘Blade’. Now we’re going to do black belt action
Wesley Snipes has announced that he’s making a “Blade-killer” movie to rival Marvel‘s upcoming Blade reboot.
The reboot – which was announced at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con – will star Mahershala Ali in the titular role and sees him follow in the footsteps of Snipes, who starred as Blade in the original trilogy of vampire hunter movies between 1998 and 2004.
Now, speaking in a new interview, Snipes has voiced his support for Ali once more and has revealed that he has a new movie on the way that he calls the “Blade-killer”, meaning that it will outdo Marvel’s forthcoming reboot.
“I don’t have any involvement, but I support the young artists and I support Marvel in their business decisions,” Snipes told Uproxx. “It’s a beautiful thing. [Mahershala Ali has] got a heck of a job on his hands.”
Snipes then talked about the making of the original Blade trilogy. “We were white belts then, wait until you see now what we do as black belts,” he said, alluding to a new action movie that “is going to smoke all of the Blade stuff”.
Detailing the project, he continued: “It’s what we call our Blade-killer, our Bladeon steroids. And we set our character in the world of shape-shifters and a little bit of time travel. But the action is going to be…Well, we did white belt action in Blade. Now we’re going to do black belt action.”
“It’s wonderful what we did [on Blade], but, brother, we’re so much better than we were then. So much better now than we were then,” Snipes continued.
“Yes, indeed. And we’ve got more tools. Some of the things that were innovated in the Blade franchise in the first film are now standard in the Marvel universe and all of these other action movies. And the technology allows them to do a lot of things we couldn’t do then. Now give us the technology, and we’ve already got the skills and the flavour. It’s popping, baby!
Mahershala Ali paid his respects to o Wesley Snipes on social media. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige stunned MCU fans when he announced the new Blade movie and revealed Ali was starring. It’s a project that has been brought up a lot over the years though we have to wait a bit longer to see it. Everybody seems pretty happy about the news, including Snipes. The vampire hunter is getting a reboot more than 15 years after the third installment.
Mahershala Ali posted a picture of Wesley Snipes as Blade on social media. He tagged Snipes and then posted the crown emoji, letting everybody know who the king of the franchise is. When the announcement was first made, there were more than a few fans who were upset that Snipes was not returning to the role. The actor has said many times in the past that he would be willing to head over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to portray the iconic character once again.
Snipes’ next role will see him appear in Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy classic. The film, which sees Murphy reprise his role as Akeem will be released next week on Amazon Prime Video