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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  • Errol Salazar

    Errol Salazar

     1 weeks ago

    Idris Elba mofos!!!

  • Benita


     1 weeks ago

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

  • eq maverickpoet

    eq maverickpoet

     4 weeks ago

    Not gonna watch the redux blade, thx but F no

  • Titan's Husky Life

    Titan's Husky Life

     1 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

     1 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

     1 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.



     1 months ago

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

  • Angel Sheysha

    Angel Sheysha

     1 months ago

    snipes needs 1 last time...

  • Maroccomar 23

    Maroccomar 23

     1 months ago

    He knew then they tried to take Blade away from Him in Trinity. Trinity was grbage

  • KuttyJoe


     1 months ago

    Wesley is getting old and can’t play the role forever, but I can’t see anybody else as Blade. I don’t know Ali. I’m sure he’s a good actor, but can he bring the soul brother spirit to the role? I can’t imagine it. He might be the equivalent of Falcon. That would suck.

  • Joseph Archer

    Joseph Archer

     1 months ago

    Luv me some Westley...(no homo)

  • Fl0d3r


     1 months ago

    "Why Marvel didn't bring back wesley snipes for blade " I don't know pal, maybe coz the man is now almost 60 years old ??!

  • ItzzFuZZioNZZ


     1 months ago

    They shouldn’t do another blade without Wesley 😓 he’s the best!

  • 23dboym


     1 months ago


  • Gon Prad

    Gon Prad

     1 months ago

    U gotta understand every person who playe D rule of Heros or villains need to be changed Due to thier Oldness thats how Movies work ..

    They aint like a Cartoon even a person who play Cartoon character changed' Enough with Ur WHINNING giv a man a chance to prove his worth U Judge him b4 even he could show hes own Talent ..

  • Albert Smith

    Albert Smith

     1 months ago

    Wesley still looks young enough to play Blade. I think they just want to punish Snipes and I think the stunt with hurt the movie at the box office.

  • Shawn McNeil

    Shawn McNeil

     1 months ago

    I can understand the attitude thing but I can't see age being an issue bcuz black don't crack lol

  • 黒の死神黒


     1 months ago

    No comment about the fact that Mahershala Ali is already in the MCU as Cottonmouth so it doesn't make sense for him to also be Blade?

  • Aharon ben Avram

    Aharon ben Avram

     1 months ago

    Without snipes there is no blade

  • Deniz Bircan

    Deniz Bircan

     1 months ago

    Wesley Snipes is blade enough said