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 ComicBook.com, 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
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
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
Itwasme - 5/15/2024, 7:28 PM
@GaruVonDoom - honestly why not Snipes for Doom? It might kinda work.
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 5/15/2024, 7:24 PM
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This would have been a more appropriate response from Snipes.
Twenty23Three
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
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
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
SonOfAGif - 5/15/2024, 7:37 PM
@Itwasme - lol
SonOfAGif
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
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
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
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
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
vectorsigma - 5/15/2024, 8:21 PM
@Nolanite - RIP
grif
grif - 5/15/2024, 7:57 PM



TheMetaMan
TheMetaMan - 5/15/2024, 7:59 PM
There are worse things out there then vampires.
ObserverIO
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
DocSpock - 5/15/2024, 8:01 PM

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

theFUZZ008
theFUZZ008 - 5/15/2024, 8:09 PM
This site is cancer.
IAmAHoot
IAmAHoot - 5/15/2024, 8:22 PM
@theFUZZ008 - No, cancer is indeed worse, fella.
theFUZZ008
theFUZZ008 - 5/15/2024, 8:59 PM
@IAmAHoot - hard to imagine.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/15/2024, 9:22 PM
@theFUZZ008 - Nowhere near as bad as cancer.
IAmAHoot
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
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
JustAWaffle - 5/15/2024, 8:44 PM
I wouldn’t mind it, but isn’t Blade not supposed to age?
ObserverIO
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
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
Matchesz - 5/15/2024, 8:53 PM
Will Hannibal King and Deadpool meet though ?
Batmangina
Batmangina - 5/15/2024, 9:15 PM
@Matchesz - I see what you did there
SuperCat
SuperCat - 5/15/2024, 9:02 PM
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SuperCat
SuperCat - 5/15/2024, 9:19 PM
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marvel72
marvel72 - 5/15/2024, 9:23 PM
@SuperCat - Now that is awesome.
ThorArms
ThorArms - 5/15/2024, 9:29 PM
I mean Reynolds was in Blade 3
RitoRevolto
RitoRevolto - 5/15/2024, 10:59 PM
Let's hope not...
bkmeijer1
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
Fogs - 5/16/2024, 2:35 AM
Never watched any Blade film. Still hold up?
ObserverIO
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
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
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
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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