The Real Reason Marvel Didn't Bring Back Snipes For Blade

  • Published on: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • After years away from theaters, the Blade franchise is coming back - but it has a new leading man. Why did Marvel decide to go with Mahershala Ali as its new Blade instead of sticking with Wesley Snipes? While we wait for the character's Phase 5 MCU revival, here's everything we know.

    By August of 2019, Wesley Snipes will be 57 years old. Granted, Snipes has aged well and we're willing to bet the guy who gave us the martial arts moves we saw in his many action flicks can still throw a mean kick. Also, age is meaning less and less these days when it comes to casting. Harrison Ford was 65 when Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in theaters, and even though he's now in his late 70s, he'll return to the role again in Indiana Jones 5. Not to mention the impressive advances in de-aging technology – something Marvel Studios has already used successfully a number of times to impressive results.

    But there are differences between those examples and the potential of casting Snipes as Blade - the most glaring issue being that Blade's part vampire. A 77-year-old can play Indiana Jones because Indy's human. In the first Blade film series, it's established Blade ages normally. But in the comics, while Blade isn't immortal like full vampires, he ages slower than humans. The new Blade films may be closer to the comics in this way. If so, having a 57-year-old half-vampire who looks like he's 57 doesn't work.

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  • Myrmidon Greece

    Myrmidon Greece

     2 days ago

    I always thought that if they would ever gonna remake blade, if they decided not to cast Snipes (as they did), i think Chadwick Boseman looks a lot like Wesley Snipes AKA Blade. He could play the role much better than any other guy.

  • Hassan Syed

    Hassan Syed

     3 days ago

    Snipes is 57. Ali is 45. RDJ started as Iron Man at 45 and finished at 54. I think they are planning to use Blade in the MCU for a long time, so it makes sense why they chose Ali.

  • Gizmo Gam3r

    Gizmo Gam3r

     1 weeks ago

    I'm not feeling it, Snipes is KING!

  • HeinousGod


     1 weeks ago +1

    Ali better bulk up 😤

  • XY-Dracht Enterprises

    XY-Dracht Enterprises

     2 weeks ago

    Blade is the best action here ever created, fuk anyone who fuks with Blade. Wesley Snipes is the only Blade. Thanks

  • bla blabla

    bla blabla

     3 weeks ago

    aaaawww man! to wesley or not to wesley. there can only be one. despite his age, there is no doubt in my mind that he still could pull it off. what a let down.

  • Shiningstar 7896

    Shiningstar 7896

     3 weeks ago

    Just like you can't replace Ron Perlman as Hellboy, he played him so dang well. No one can replace him.

  • McQueenPress


     1 months ago

    I don't know. They brought Sylvester Stallone back for Rambo & Rocky. They brought back Harrison Ford for Star Wars & Blade Runner. Brought back Arnold Schwartzenegger for Terminator. Usually as a type of mentor passing the torch. I'm sure they could do the same with Wesley Snipes serving as the mentor for a new, younger protagonist. Snipes is extremely identifiable with the role, which is likely why the television series didn't hit it off so well.

  • Jiffy Lube

    Jiffy Lube

     1 months ago

    Plz dont remake the movie



     1 months ago

    On top of everything everybody else has already said in the comment section, Wesley Snipes is hilarious! Have you seen him dolomite is my name on Netflix? I heard he was really funny in the new Coming to America movie too.

  • Justice Daniels

    Justice Daniels

     1 months ago

    I've been collecting comics since I was able to read, I'm 56 now, over 40 years of Stan Lee creations. Wesley Snipes was an awesome Blade character. His grip on the character was excellent in every single aspect of the Marvel universe. I wish Mr. Snipes great ness in the future.

  • Double Barrel

    Double Barrel

     1 months ago

    cuz he is old a.f.

  • Errol Salazar

    Errol Salazar

     1 months ago

    Idris Elba mofos!!!

  • Benita


     1 months ago +1

    Wesley was great as Blade, I hope we can at least get a cameo or something the new film.

  • eq maverickpoet

    eq maverickpoet

     2 months ago

    Not gonna watch the redux blade, thx but F no

  • Titan's Husky Life

    Titan's Husky Life

     2 months ago

    WHO DA F IS ALI? for real who is the dude? From what i hear he dont know shit about martial arts and Snipes did and does. The only Blade for me is Snipes. At least until they convince me this new guy isnt just a wanabe. Ali has some pretty fucking big shoes to fill. GOOD luck. Its like whoever replaces Jackman as Wolverine GOOD FUCKING LUCK!

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

    I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

     2 months ago

    As a kid I didn't know Blade was even a Marvel character and I loved most of the movies. The third ehh... for some reason I didn't like it that sharing of screen time with those two newcomers. Now knowing that he was Marvel, he was what help start the MCU.

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

    I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

     2 months ago

    Sorry to say but this new Blade will look like a pussy compare to old Blade. Snipes just look like a bad ass all around with his martial art back ground. Only positive reason not to bring him back was his age, negative would be to keep him black balled with other things.



     2 months ago

    Wesley Snipes blade is half Vampire that why his gitting old he most not replace

  • Angel Sheysha

    Angel Sheysha

     2 months ago

    snipes needs 1 last time...