Mahershala Ali has heard Wesley Snipes blessing him for his coming blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stated that he felt humiliated. Ali appeared at The Breakfast Club and spoke to the comments.
“Man, you know, humiliated and so encouraged,” said Ali. “Because he didn’t have to say that. Didn’t really ask him like that. For him to come out and say that, someone I look up to so much, I really appreciated that. So thank you, brother. “
When you’ve gone to see The Eternals, a spoiler is coming, Mahershala Ali was introduced in the second post-credits scene. Ali will be the second edition of. be blade to get on screen and follow Wesley Snipes.
A fan online asked Snipes how he thought Ali would fare in the role. Snipes gave a simple “He’s going to do great” answer with the praying hand emoji.
Two years ago when Marvel took over San Diego Comic-Con, fans were ready for some bombshell announcements, one of which was a restart of blade starring Mahershala Ali.
While there was a riot of excitement among many fans, there was still a crowd who were disappointed that the original Blade, Wesley Snipes, wasn’t going to repeat the role.
– Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Comicbook.com was able to reach out to Snipes, who released a statement letting fans know he was okay with the decision, even though it surprised him.
“To all the crazy DAYWALKERS chillaaxx,” said Snipes. “Although the news comes as a surprise, EVERYTHING is GOOD. This is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan. Honor and respect to Grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose forms of expression I would like to experience for many years to come. Inshallah, we will work together one day. Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘Nah, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker clique. “