BLADE Star Wesley Snipes Responds To Rumor He'll Return As The Daywalker In The MCU

BLADE Star Wesley Snipes Responds To Rumor He'll Return As The Daywalker In The MCU BLADE Star Wesley Snipes Responds To Rumor He'll Return As The Daywalker In The MCU

A recent rumor claimed that our original big-screen Blade, Wesley Snipes, is set to reprise the role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the actor has now responded...

By MarkCassidy - May 15, 2024 07:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Blade

We've been hearing reports that original Blade star Wesley Snipes might be set to reprise the role for a few years at this stage, but when the news broke that Marvel Studios was developing a new movie with Mahershala Ali taking over as the Daywalker, Snipes donning the shades and swords again began to seem highly unlikely.

However, a recent rumor claimed that Snipes will return as Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, and has "already signed to do some stuff" in the Multiverse.

Now, Snipes has shared a response via social media.

Okay, so it's not exactly much to go on! But some have taken his exaggerated/faux surprise as a good indication that he will indeed be back as Blade down the line.

If he is set to return, the most likely projects for Snipes to appear in would either be this summer's Deadpool and Wolverine (which we already know is set to feature a number of Variants) or Avengers: Secret Wars - unless the Blade reboot also includes some Multiversal elements.

When asked about the possibility of suiting-up as Blade again in a 2022 interview with, Snipes said the following.

"Never say never. Long as I'm healthy and in shape, I can rock with them. Yeah, as far as my predictions on if something like that happened in future, I don't know. I don't know. It seems to me if it would've happened, it would've happened already. But hey, never say never. No, [Marvel Studios has not approached me] as of yet. I'm still working on my acting skills. So when I come up as an actor, maybe they'll reach out and say, 'Let's have a conversation,' or maybe they don't feel I'm ensemble player."

As for the long-gestating reboot, the movie has set a release date of November 7, 2025, and is reportedly scheduled to begin shooting this fall. Plot details are still under wraps, but director Yann Demange has confirmed that the film will be R-rated.

What do you make of this rumor and Snipes' response? Would you like to see the actor as the Daywalker in the MCU? Drop us a comment down below.

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Izaizaiza - 5/15/2024, 7:13 PM
I mean, at this point, by the time we get out of Secret Wars, I'm just assuming that everybody's going to make a cameo
GaruVonDoom - 5/15/2024, 7:16 PM
John Campea has confirmed - according to his "sources" - that he'll be in the film.

Regardless of that, Doom can see it happening, so it shall be.
Itwasme - 5/15/2024, 7:28 PM
@GaruVonDoom - honestly why not Snipes for Doom? It might kinda work.
HashTagSwagg - 5/15/2024, 7:24 PM
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This would have been a more appropriate response from Snipes.
Twenty23Three - 5/16/2024, 1:00 AM
@HashTagSwagg - the CGI eye technology has come a long way, he could be asleep for the whole thing now
Itwasme - 5/15/2024, 7:27 PM
Im not ruling out that this is all a ploy from the IRS to serve a subpoena...
TheVisionary25 - 5/15/2024, 7:37 PM
@Itwasme - honestly , still seems more likely then Reynolds working with him again (if those reports of issues on set of Blade Trinity were accurate).
SonOfAGif - 5/15/2024, 7:37 PM
@Itwasme - lol
SonOfAGif - 5/15/2024, 7:48 PM
Wesley Snipes sort of reprised his role as "Blade" but as a comedic cameo in a non-canon parody. He played himself in an episode of "What we do in the Shadows" but he was a vampire on the vampiric council. They called him a vampire killer and mocked him for being a day walker.
Sabre81 - 5/15/2024, 8:25 PM
@SonOfAGif - Great episode! Was laughing hard when he was on the laptop screen. Thought it was going to be a lookalike, but it was him :-0
TheVisionary25 - 5/15/2024, 7:49 PM
It would be great to see him as a Blade variant , possibly in Secret Wars but it seems more like to me that he genuinely might be taken aback by the report & possibly campaigning for it…

Anyway , we’ll see but I don’t see it being DP & Wolverine given his apparent history with Reynolds.

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TK420 - 5/15/2024, 7:50 PM
I've always liked Snipes. Even watched most of those kinda generic action flicks he was making overseas.
Nolanite - 5/15/2024, 7:53 PM
Where'd CanWeGetSomeToast go?
Shelter in place?
Marvel snipers never fail so we might as well setup a burial.
Nolanite out
vectorsigma - 5/15/2024, 8:21 PM
@Nolanite - RIP
grif - 5/15/2024, 7:57 PM

TheMetaMan - 5/15/2024, 7:59 PM
There are worse things out there then vampires.
ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 4:34 AM
@TheMetaMan - The world you live in is just a sugar coated topping. There is another world, beneath it; The real world.
DocSpock - 5/15/2024, 8:01 PM

If this happens, will the MCU have to send his check directly to the IRS?

theFUZZ008 - 5/15/2024, 8:09 PM
This site is cancer.
IAmAHoot - 5/15/2024, 8:22 PM
@theFUZZ008 - No, cancer is indeed worse, fella.
theFUZZ008 - 5/15/2024, 8:59 PM
@IAmAHoot - hard to imagine.
marvel72 - 5/15/2024, 9:22 PM
@theFUZZ008 - Nowhere near as bad as cancer.
IAmAHoot - 5/15/2024, 8:22 PM
I'd love to see him, but without even knowing what kind of of specific shape he's in, he doesn't look like the same Daywalker. Couldn't see more than a quick-shot cameo, but don't even see that, really.
TheVisionary25 - 5/15/2024, 8:55 PM
@IAmAHoot - yeah but they could de-age him a bit though idk if they would spend that money for a cameo?
JustAWaffle - 5/15/2024, 8:44 PM
I wouldn’t mind it, but isn’t Blade not supposed to age?
ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 4:38 AM
@JustAWaffle - Snipes seems to be staying in character then, cause he's barely aged a week.
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JustAWaffle - 5/16/2024, 9:29 AM
@ObserverIO - he’s aged very gracefully. But I still think he’d look too old for the role.
Matchesz - 5/15/2024, 8:53 PM
Will Hannibal King and Deadpool meet though ?
Batmangina - 5/15/2024, 9:15 PM
@Matchesz - I see what you did there
SuperCat - 5/15/2024, 9:02 PM
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SuperCat - 5/15/2024, 9:19 PM
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marvel72 - 5/15/2024, 9:23 PM
@SuperCat - Now that is awesome.
ThorArms - 5/15/2024, 9:29 PM
I mean Reynolds was in Blade 3
RitoRevolto - 5/15/2024, 10:59 PM
Let's hope not...
bkmeijer1 - 5/16/2024, 2:06 AM
I wouldn't really call that a response, but moreso a reaction. It would be fun though if he appears, but I just don't see it happening. There won't be that many cameos
Fogs - 5/16/2024, 2:35 AM
Never watched any Blade film. Still hold up?
ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 4:43 AM
@Fogs - I watch them every few years or so. They always hold up real good. Especially the first one.

Even the third one even seems to get better with age. It's not well directed, but it's fun AF and cool as shit.
ObserverIO - 5/16/2024, 4:45 AM
* I mean it's not poorly directed, it's just that the first two are so well directed that it suffers by comparison.
Fogs - 5/16/2024, 4:47 AM
@ObserverIO - Cool, don't know why I never watched them, I liked the 1st scene, that bloody dance floor. Will take a look, tks!
elgaz - 5/16/2024, 4:51 AM
Dude looks a little different these days but maybe with the right hair and some added muscle he could jump back into it

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